Heartwarming video of swan pair being reunited after vicious Leeds dog attack

A pair of swans have been reunited after the female was bitten by dogs in Roundhay Park.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 11:45 am

Yorkshire Swan and Wildlife Rescue Hospital posted a heartwarming video of the pair on the Upper Lake yesterday (Tuesday).

The swans appear to bow to each other after the nesting female is released back into the water to meet her mate after her ordeal.

She was found suffering with bite puncture wounds after being attacked by two dogs in the park on Saturday, April 25.

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The swan pair being reunited (photo and video: Yorkshire Swan and Wildlife Rescue Hospital)

She was nursed back to health by the rescue hospital, a charity, and needed dressings to her wounds and antibiotics.

The male looked after by the male while she was away.

The team posted on Facebook: "The nesting female swan found suffering with bite puncture wounds at Roundhay Park was released this afternoon, following a couple of weeks of treatment in our care.

"Her mate certainly appeared to be very pleased at her return!

"Our thanks to all concerned."

West Yorkshire Police's Leeds Wildlife and Rural Crime Team are investigating the attack on the swan.

Officers have asked anyone with information to contact them quoting crime number 13200204480.