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Despite going under the chicks soon bob up again.<br />
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Incubator hatched cygnets learn how to swim...<br />
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A pair of baby cygnets hatched in an incubator had their first swimming lesson at the Birdland animal park in Bourton on the water yesterday.<br />
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Unlike in the wild these chicks had never seen water before and keeper Chris Abbey had to coax them in to a special pool using a decoy soft toy to replicate their parents.<br />
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The park decided to hatch the egg's in an incubator after losing a previous clutch, and now have to teach the cygnets some basic skills before reintroducing them to their group in the park.<br />
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The chicks learnt very quickly even jumping on the back of the soft toy as they would their mothers in the wild.