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The Trumpeter Swan Society (TTSS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1968 and dedicated to assuring the vitality and welfare of wild Trumpeter Swans. 

We are the only non-profit organization working for Trumpeter Swan conservation across North America.

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News & Notes

The Trumpeter Swan Society's recent purchase of two swans for our Oregon Restoration Project was shared on Associated Press.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's trumpeter swan breeding program has a new pair of the elegant white water birds as part of its ongoing bid to restore the population of the species after it was hunted to near-extinction.

A 4-year-old male arrived at the Pronghorn Resort near Bend from Pennsylvania and his mate, a 3-year-old female, came from Indiana, The Bulletin reported Monday...The pair represents a potential boost to the state's recovery effort. Read more...

Topeka, Kansas. "While the Topeka Zoo’s used to visitors coming every day, two Trumpeter Swans welcomed a pair of their guests this week. Two wild swans dropped in to say hello to the ones that live here, the Zoo says...Read more...
Note: Topeka Zoo cygnets have been used in The Trumpeter Swan Society's Oregon Restoration Project.

"...A lot of wild creatures are in the flight business this time of year, too. They won't have to deal with long lines, lost baggage or flight cancellations. But theirs will be a more hazardous and arduous flight to a climate warm and hospitable enough for them to find food, hopefully survive the winter and — with more good fortune — make it back North to breed and raise the next generation of their kind." Read more...

Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different. Yellowstone National Park is famous for stunning geysers and big game that attract four million visitors a year. The park has played a pivotal role in the preservation of bison, gray wolves and grizzly bears and Trumpeter Swans. But the warming climate has brought changes so quickly that plants and animals may not be able to adapt.

New York Times' journalists used photographs and time-lapse video to capture how shorter winters and hotter, drier summers are already altering the landscape. Read more...

An arranged marriage! TTSS recently purchased this pair, a 4-year-old male from Pennsylvania and a 3-year-old female from Indiana, to hopefully mate and produce cygnets for our Oregon restoration project. The video posted on our facebook page (November 14, 2018) was taken shortly after they first met this Monday, when they were placed on their new home at Pronghorn Resort, a golf club, near Bend Oregon. Video and photos by Gary Ivey.

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