Thursday, October 25, 2007

Birds fly in from fire

by Kristopher Hanson, Staff Writer

SAN PEDRO - Local wildlife rescuers are making room for injured and distressed animals displaced by fires ravaging the Southland.

In recent days, a few dozen aquatic birds and waterfowl forced from their Malibu home by smoke and flames have landed temporary shelter at the International Bird Rescue Research Center here, with more expected in coming days.

The center opened its doors to both wildlife and domesticated housepets on Sunday, when it began accepting ducks, coots and other winged creatures from a devastated wildlife center in Malibu's fire-ravaged canyons.
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On a much sadder note, two animals at the Wild Animal Park have died, possibly from effects of the fire:

Endangered species die at zoo

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