Kitchener’s resident swans, Otis and Ophelia, had a baby

A pair of swans in Kitchener, Ontario, have had a baby and the city is asking the public to help with a name.

Otis and Ophelia, who spend every summer in the lake at Victoria Park, have had a cygnet, after being a couple since 2019.

The city is asking residents to submit name suggestions for the little one on its website – it will then narrow the list and put it to a public vote.

It is also requesting that residents steer clear of the young swan as it is vulnerable over the first few weeks.

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“Please keep back and give the parents and cygnet lots of space,” a release from the city read.

“No food is needed – please do not feed the swans or any other wildlife.”


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