BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Charles River Esplanade’s "mother swan" has died shortly after her brood of babies at their nest captured the attention of many.
"[We're] saddened to report that the mother swan of the adorable Esplanade swan family passed away last night in her nest," the organization said on Twitter.
The swan died on Monday night, according to officials. Boston Animal Control arrived at the scene to remove the mother bird out of the nest as the father swan "sat at the nest with their cygnets tucked under his wings."
Last week, at least five cygnets hatched and the Esplanade Association called the swans "the Esplanade's adorable swan squad."
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports: