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Secret World Wildlife Rescue saves swan hit by lorry

PUBLISHED: 14:00 27 December 2017

Solo the cygnet has been sent back to the wild.

Solo the cygnet has been sent back to the wild.

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A young swan has been saved by Secret World Wildlife Rescue after its family was killed in a freak road accident.

The three cygnets on their way to the release site. The three cygnets on their way to the release site.

Solo the cygnet was taken to the charity in East Huntspill after he was one of five swans to be hit by a passing lorry while attempting to land in the Huntspill River.

The two adult swans were killed immediately while one cygnet died as police were trying to rescue it.

Of the two surviving cygnets taken to a veterinary hospital in Bridgwater, only Solo was able to continue his recovery at Secret World.

He has now been taken to his new home on the Huntspill River along with two other cygnets where they have joined a large new flock.

Laura Benfield, head of animal care services at Secret World, said: “We always aim to return animals back to where they have come from but Solo, being on his own, has gone with his new friends Grace and Drift to Somerset Moors.”

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