Amanda the Swan has found a new home

Injured City Park swan has recovered

Injured City Park swan has recovered

Amanda Erika finds a new home

Injured City Park swan has recovered

In February 2013 City Park black swan, named Amanda Erika, was badly injured while protecting her nest of 6 eggs. Her eggs were crushed by a depraved individual.

She was brought to the West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic and Bird Hospital in Metairie. Doctor Gregory Rich and his staff spent much time caring for her and taking care of her injured and infected leg.

Swans typically are known to be territorial animals; but not Amanda Erika. She has a sweet and passive personality.

She was certainly a favorite with City Park patrons who were shocked and saddened to hear about the attack on her and her eggs. Support poured into the Park via Facebook, donations, and notes & letters. Amanda Erika spent 10 months at the Veterinary clinics. While there the staff definitely made attachments to this sweet swan. She had multiple surgeries and physical therapy including water therapy.

After the many months and ample therapy, we’re happy to say Amanda Erika is now strong enough to swim and walk (with a limp).