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They reintroduced the Trumpeter swan to the Midwest and the Whooping crane to the Eastern U.S. These dedicated people worked tirelessly in the field, dressed up in white crane-mimicking burkas and used hand puppets to teach young chicks to forage, flew ultra-lights to guide young cranes on their first migration and, egg-by-egg, slowly brought back the numbers of Trumpeter swans. Thanks!
I'm so glad they did, for the "Trumpeter" has been written about extensively. Even E.B. White, the famous author, included a Trumpeter swan in his novel. I remember my daughter, years ago, reading his novel, Charlotte's Web. Along with Wilbur, the lovable pig and the intelligent spider named Charlotte, there was Louis, the Trumpeter Swan, who appeared in another White novel, The Trumpet of the Swan. Louis came into the world lacking a voice but triumphed over his handicap by becoming a famous trumpet player.
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