Palace of Fine Arts Swan ‘Blanche’ Returns Home
Some good news… Blanche, the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts swan, is heading home.
Thanks to San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for sharing the uplifting news and showing the cute video of her waddling back home after a clean bill of health.
Unfortunately, Blanche and her partner Blue Boy were both found ill and were taken to SF Zoo’s veterinary hospital to be evaluated for possible zinc and lead poisoning. Sadly, her beau Blue Boy passed away while being treated; he found unresponsive in the morning, and the Zoo was unable to revive him.
Thankfully, Blanche responded well to the treatment and was safely returned to the Palace of Fine Arts today.
Palace of Fine Arts Swan Ill, Moves to SF Zoo for Care – 2/11/2021
Palace of Fine Arts Swan “Blue Boy” Has Died – 3/5/2021
Hooray! Blanche returned home with a clean BILL of health. You can be a wildlife steward:
1. Don’t throw coins in the pond
2. Don’t feed her
3. Don’t approach her when she’s on shore, it stresses her out
Thank you to @sfzoo and @SFACC Happy swimming Blanche! 🦢 pic.twitter.com/6IrUg0WOJ8
— San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (@RecParkSF) March 9, 2021