Rare Swan ‘Divorce’ Puzzles Researchers : TreeHugger

Posted: January 25, 2010 in family law
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Once thought of as pillars of monogamy in the animal kingdom, it appears the flame of love can burn out for swans as well. For the first time in 40 years, after following some 4 thousand swans at a reserve in the UK, researchers discovered one formerly blissful pair had called it quits. The bonds of instinct-driven matrimony were apparently not enough to keep the literal lovebirds together. While the split may not make headlines in the tabloids, it has stumped researchers who observed the swan drama–and it all plays out like some sort of avian soap opera.

Well, it was only a matter of time before divorce hit the animal kingdom. Sad, very sad.
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