NEW ORLEANS -- The black swan named Amanda that called City Park home, is getting ready to be released after months of rehabilitation for an ankle injury, that park officials believe was caused by a human.
“Amanda” has been in rehab at Southeast Veterinary Specialists for the past 4 months and is now finally stable enough to be released.
In February, “Amanda” was found with the serious ankle injury and officials say that someone jumped the fence, injured the animal, and crushed the six eggs she was protecting, in the City Park Sculpture Garden.
Dr. Gregory Rich, with the West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic, has dedicated his life to helping animals and donated his services to help nurse "Amanda" back to health.
“Amanda” will be released in a private pond on the Northshore, far away from City Park, on Wednesday.