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Baby Swans Helped To Swim

Cygnet

9:31am 28th May 2013

It's tough learning to swim - and that goes for cygnets at Abbotsbury Swannery too.

The hatchlings have been placed in special rearing pens so they can learn to swim in a sheltered spot.

Around 100 breeding pairs of swans have produced around 500 eggs on 100 nests which will carry on hatching until late June.

They've been making a splash with visitors, who can walk every day through the Swannery, see the cygnets hatching and participate in mass feedings at 12 noon and 4pm.

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