Real! - The Saiga is a critically endangered antelope which originally inhabited a vast area of the Eurasian steppe zone from the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and Caucasus into Dzungaria and Mongolia. The saiga is recognizable by an extremely unusual, over-sized, flexible nose structure, the proboscis.
Swan taking her cygnets (baby swans) for a ride. In April of O'Connor wrote to Cecil Dawkins, "Everything is hatching around here in the goose line but no peafowl or swan eggs yet. I hope those swans don't disappoint me. Cheers to you and Betty."