April 30 marked the birthday of four cygnets produced by swan parents, Alan and Beverly. And, after a long wait, Stan left Wendy at the nest to swim in the waters near the nest. Swankeeper David Novak originally took this as a sign of possible egg infertility. But Wednesday, May 9, at least two cygnets from Wendy and Stan’s nest hatched.
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Samowitz, oldest Iwo Jima survivor, dies at 99
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