SWAN RE­SEARCH SET­BACK

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Hu­man swan Sacha Dench (who fea­tured in last month’s news pages) suf­fered a set­back in her at­tempt to fol­low the Bewick’s Swan mi­gra­tion from Siberia to Slim­bridge. The con­ser­va­tion­ist dis­lo­cated her kneecap dur­ing a land­ing on un­even ground, in Oc­to­ber. After re­ceiv­ing treat­ment in St Peters­burg, in­clud­ing the fit­ting of a knee brace, Sacha found her­self un­able to run, and there­fore un­able to take off. Un­daunted, her paramo­tor was adapted to take a tri­cy­cle car­riage, and she con­tin­ued the jour­ney, fi­nally reach­ing Es­to­nia where she joined more than 3,000 Bewick’s Swans as they take a rest on their epic jour­ney. You can fol­low Sacha at flightoftheswans.org/

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