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California’s Wildest Wildfire Victims: Inside the state’s pioneering new Wildlife Disaster Network

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In the ashes of California’s devastating wildfires, new hope has emerged for its frequently forgotten victims: the wild animals. Like humans, pets, and livestock, wildlife is also facing an unprecedented challenge from the uptick in fires’ frequency and ferocity, but until the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and University of California, Davis, launched the Wildlife Disaster Network (WDN) last October, animals had no formal means of getting help.