Britain's oldest swan Pickles dies at 30 years old

Britain's oldest swan Pickles dies at 30 years old
Britain's oldest swan Pickles dies at 30 years old
Britain's oldest swan Pickles dies at 30 years old - just weeks after celebrating the landmark with a birthday cake The UK's oldest swan has died just weeks after celebrating his 30th birthday PIckles the Whooper swan reached the milestone birthday on June 3  He put smiles on people's faces at Leeds Castle in Kent for eight years 

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The UK's oldest swan has died just weeks after celebrating his 30th birthday with a cake.

Pickles the Whooper swan, pictured, reached the milestone birthday on June 3.

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Staff at Leeds Castle, Kent, where he lived, had dubbed June 3 as Pickles Day – celebrating it since his arrival in 2013. And, after a year with no visitors, last month he received a special seed cake.

But yesterday wildlife manager Mark Brattle said: 'It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pickles. He was a massive character at the castle and will be missed by staff and visitors.'

The UK's oldest swan Pickles has died just weeks after celebrating his 30th birthday with a cake at Leeds Castle, Kent, on June 3

The UK's oldest swan Pickles has died just weeks after celebrating his 30th birthday with a cake at Leeds Castle, Kent, on June 3

Pickles had been putting smiles on people's faces at Leeds Castle in Kent for

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