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By: Catie Leary on Oct. 23, 2009, 8:59 a.m.
Baby black swans

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Baby black swans

Three-day-old black swans cruise with their parents on a lake in the Park of the Ruins of the Yuanmingyuan (Garden of Ten Thousand Gardens) in Beijing, China. The six cygnets were born on Oct. 17 and 18 to two adult black swans who settled in the park in February 2008. They have produced 24 offspring since they arrived. The young black swans, who are currently white, will become black as they grow up.