Good article in the Union-Tribine on San Diego’s Wild Animal Park and the efforts to evacuate the animals, including a number of endangered species under their protection. Six hundred acres were scorched at the park, but none of the public areas were reported damaged.
Among the endangered species threatened by the fire were five California and two Andean condors housed in the breeding facility.
They were also the hardest to capture, Mace said. The birds have 10-foot wingspans and a bad attitude.
Mace said the birds were anxious because of the fire and disliked being chased around their enclosure by pesky humans.
The article includes a good photo at the end showing how close the fire got to the public areas. This is a self-portrait taken overlooking that same valley last November.