By Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

CUMBERLAND, Wis. (AP) - A trumpeter swan found injured in Cumberland this month is recovering at a rehabilitation center in Minnesota.

The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports ( ) that Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation warden Phil Dorn responded to a call Jan. 8 about a large injured bird in downtown Cumberland. He arrived to find a trumpeter swan.

The bird was rescued with the help of a Cumberland officer. A volunteer drove it to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, where veterinarians said its flight feathers were damaged. It also had frostbite and open wounds.

The goal is to return the swan to the wild.

Trumpeter swans are native to Wisconsin. They were wiped out in the 1880s and were reintroduced in 1989. In 2009, they were removed from the state endangered species list.


Information from: Leader-Telegram,

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