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This Widowed Black Swan Found A Mate Again Thanks To A Dating Ad

By Aimee Lutkin

A lonely, widowed black swan has been paddling around on a lake in Bavaria near Castle Rosenau for about a year now, since her mate was killed, probably by a fox. New York Post reports that local officials became worried about her, and posted an ad in a paper looking for a new partner to float on both calm and stormy waters with her. And it worked!

A date ad for a bird worked. That may seem a bit unfair to those of us who are constantly struggling to meet someone on app after app, but black swans are magical creatures, as you can see in this gif of one of them feeding koi fish from its own food trough: