City Park has reported that their resident black swan, Amanda Erika, was injured by at least one individual, and all six of her eggs that she had been nesting were broken. When she was found she was very weak and unable to walk due to serious injuries in her leg which included exposed bone. The swan is currently being treated by a local veterinarian and it is hoped that she will make a full recovery.
A $1,000 reward is being offered by City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the abuse. If anyone has information please contact City Park Police Chief, Billy Bayle, at 504-421-9307.
If you'd like to help with the medical expenses please click here to donate and indicate that your donation is in tribute to Amanda, the black swan.
You can also send a check to: City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA. 70124.
You can track Amanda's progress on City Park's Facebook page by clicking here.