Oakland Zoo Set to Help Rehabilitate Endangered California Condors

Beginning in fall 2012, Oakland Zoo is linking up with the California Condor Recovery Program to help rehabilitate sick or injured condors. Within recent months, a holding facility was constructed on Zoo grounds and Veterinary staff members were trained in proper procedures for treating lead poisoned birds. This new partnership is significant because ill birds found in Big Sur or Pinnacles National Park can now be transported to a wildlife hospital that is much closer in proximity. Prior to the new partnership, the nearest Veterinary hospital for condor care was the Los Angeles Zoo, which is also a participant of the Condor Recovery Program.

Source: http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Oakland-Zoo-Set-to-Help-Rehabilitate-Endangered-3994325.php

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