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.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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
Pickles had been putting smiles on people's faces at Leeds Castle in Kent for