Specially trained volunteers worked on land and in the water to roundup the Lake Eola swans for their annual health exam. 62 swans were weighed, vaccinated and examined by a Veterinarian who specializes in swans. The birds each have a microchip making it easy for medical records to be kept for each swan.
Specially trained volunteers use kayaks to corral the birds at one end of the lake where they are taken one by one for their exam. City staff and volunteers keep an eye on the Trumpeter, Black Neck, Whooper, Royal Mute and Australian Black swans throughout the year handling medical needs with a vet as they arise. Quarters put into swan feeders throughout the park pay for the swan’s medical care.