This black swan, Rosie, was brought to Save Our Seabirds last Saturday, not because of a broken wing, but because of a broken heart. When Rosie’s mate, Sammy, was removed July 30 from their pond home in Wimauma so that SOS staff could cure a bacterial infection on his foot, known as bumble foot, both birds became noticeably upset about the separation.
The solution: Reunite them at SOS while Sammy recovers from his Aug. 3 surgery. The swans, which mate for life, are much happier now that they are together again, SOS staff reports. Rosie and Sammy — after he recovers — can be visited from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at SOS, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway. Admission is free.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Villa am Meer Open House
Jay Tallman and the Ascentia Development Group held an open house at the restored Villa am Meer on Thursday, April 24. The event marks the beginning of the group’s plans to construct a 16-unit Aria condominium project on the property.
PHOTO GALLERY: All Angels by the Sea Farewell Party
The congregation of All Angels By the Sea enjoyed a farewell party with a southern hospitality theme on Wednesday, April 23, at the Bay Isles Beach Club. The evening included views of the water and a menu of southern fried chicken, cornbread and more.
PHOTO GALLERY: Mote's Wine Tasting for Marine Life
Mote Marine Laboratory held a wine tasting for marine life on Wednesday, April 23, at Harry’s Continental Kitchen. A portion of the tasting proceeds benefited Mote’s informal science education programs.