Ariel was celebrating her 30th birthday with a trip to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
she is surrounded by nature and wildlife.
The New York Daily News later reported that the bird was suffering from lead toxicity,
as well as a bacterial or fungal infection.
The director of the Wild Bird Fund, says, “She looks pretty good but she doesn’t want to move much.
She has a nice big cage, and she has a buddy, another swan to keep her company.”