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  • Courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Trumpeter swans like these have successfully hatched an offspring in Steuben County, the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife has announced.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:49 am

Endangered trumpeter swans hatch offspring in Steuben

The Journal Gazette

A pair of endangered trumpeter swans in Steuben County have successfully hatched an offspring in Indiana for the first time since modern birdwatching records have been kept, the state Division of Fish & Wildlife said today.

The exact location of the swan family was not disclosed.

With breeding birds in Ohio, Michigan and other nearby states, an expansion back into Indiana was expected, said Adam Phelps, waterfowl biologist with the division, in a statement.

"It's a great success story that we have habitat that trumpeter swans need to breed," Phelps said. "With any luck, this pair will return next year."