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Trumpeter Swan

One the skies and local wetlands were home to North America's largest waterfowl, the majestic Trumpeter Swan. Trumpeters are named for their distinctive bu...
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One the skies and local wetlands were home to North America's largest waterfowl, the majestic Trumpeter Swan. Trumpeters are named for their distinctive bugling call, a result of a loop in the bird's larynx. They weigh between 9 and 12 kilograms, with wing spans nearing three meters. A Trumpeter can fly up to 35 kilometers an hour! They feed on aquatic vegetation and wild grasses and live as 20 years in the wild.
Hunted for meat, skin, feathers and pleasure, only 77 were left breeding in 1933, In 1984 they were designated an endangered species. Midland's Wye Marsh reintroduced in 1988 with one breeding pair.
The statue was designed and sculpted by Ron Hunt. Others contributed to this effort.
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