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Love story.

LOVE is in the air at a North East nature spot after a Valentine's Day date turned into the real thing for a lovelorn swan.

Following a whirlwind romance, WWT Washington Wetland Centre's female coscoroba swan - or Mrs Coscoroba, as she is affectionately known by staff - has been paired up with a new mate, following the death of her first partner in 2008.

Like many animals that pair for life, swans need a period of mourning when they lose of a mate, and after three years of solitude, Mrs Coscoroba had shown signs of pining for another beau.

So matchmaking wardens played cupid and arranged a date with two males from Lancashire.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 11, 2011
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