Wildlife Waystation Closes Prompting Relocation Of Over 400 Wild Animals

Wildlife Waystation Closes Prompting Relocation Of Over 400 Wild Animals

August 18, 2019 2 By Bertrand Dibbert


LIONS AND TIGERS AND THE BEAR. RANDY PAIGE HAS MORE. REPORTER: FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS WE BEEN AWARE THE PERMANENT CLOSURE OF THE WAYSTATION COULD BE IMMINENT BUT TODAY THAT DAY HAS COME. FROM THE AIR YOU CAN’T SEE ANY OF THE MORE THAN OR HUNDREDS WILD ANIMALS THAT CALL THIS WAYSTATION HOME. THEY ARE HERE BUT NOT FOR LONG. TODAY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE CONFIRMS ALL OF THE ANIMALS WHO LIVE HERE WILL BE MOVED TO NEW HOMES BEGINNING TOMORROW. THERE HAS BEEN EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WITH THE CREEK FIRE AND IN 2019 THE FLOODING EARLIER THIS YEAR AND THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO GET THE FACILITY UP TO CURRENT STANDARDS. REPORTER: TAKE ONE LAST LOOK AT THE MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS WHOSE LIVES WERE SAVED, THE WOLVES RESCUED FROM A FUR FARM, CHIMPANZEES FOR MEDICAL EXPERIMENTATION AND THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING. HE CAN YOU FIND A PLACE FOR THESE ANIMALS? IT’S GOING TO TAKE A WHILE BUT WE ARE PROSPECTS ON LINE. HER. FISHING GAME SPOKESPERSON SAYS SOME OF THE ANIMALS HERE ARE MORE FRAGILE HE UNDERSTAND A LOT OF THE ANIMALS ARE OLDER AND UNDER SOME KIND OF MEDICAL CARE SO I WOULD SAY PROBABLY ANY BETTER UNDER VETERAN MARRIED TREATMENT ARE GOING TO BE MORE DIFFICULT TO PLACE. THERE A LOT OF CHIMPANZEES. THERE ARE 42 CHIMPANZEES AND THERE ARE BEARS TIGERS AND LIONS AND SMALLER PRIMATES BUT WE WILL ENSURE THAT EVERYTHING RUNS SMOOTHLY. REPORTER: THEY COULD BEGIN REMOVING THESE ANIMALS AS SOON AS TOMORROW BUT WE ARE ALSO TOLD