Swans are one of the few types of animals who mate for life, forming monogamous bonds that last for years. […]
Swans are one of the few types of animals who mate for life, forming monogamous bonds that last for years. Their bond can be so strong that the image of two swans sitting with their necks entwined in the shape of a heart has become a universal symbol of love.
Over a month ago, a passerby in Berkshire, United Kingdom had noticed what it looked like an injured swan, so he hurried to call the rescue organization, Swan Support. The bird was unconsciously laying on her eggs. Unfortunately, her partner who was standing not far from her, was unable to give her any help.
When the rescue team arrived, they soon realized the swan has suffered a bad injury due to a steel ball. They immediately took the poor bird to the clinic, where the doctor managed to remove the object and save her life.
“The female was sat on her nest when she was hit.” Thanks to the medical team’s efforts, the injured bird made fully recover sooner than expected. “She recovered very well,” Wendy Hermon, operations director of Swan Support told The Dodo.
So, a few days ago, the rescue team decided she’s completely healed and ready to be reunited with her life long partner. However, what they didn’t know was their reunion to be so overwhelming. The injured swan could not believed she’s seeing her soulmate once again.
When the swans meet, they interlink their necks and touch cheeks in a joyous act of love, and it’s truly beautiful to watch. You can tell just how happy they are to see each other again.
Watch their touching reunion here:
UPDATE#Swan that was #shot in the head whilst sat on her nest in Thatcham has been reunited with her mate. She had surgery to remove the shot from the base of her skull. She has recovered very well. The video is the first moments of their reunion. pic.twitter.com/vEB2YhwqAI
— SwanSupport (@swan_support) May 5, 2020
“It was very emotional,” Wendy said. “Releasing the swans back into the wild is the best part of what we do. It is so rewarding, especially when you experience the reunion.”