Rescuing California Condors
Wednesday June 3 – Oakland
Learn how the Oakland Zoo and Ventana Wildlife Society are working together to rescue California Condors from lead poisoning! We’re co-sponsoring this program featuring Oakland Zoo veterinarian Dr. Andrea Goodnight and Kelly Sorenson, Executive Director of Ventana Wildlife Society. Barely returned from the brink of extinction, these magnificent birds remain threatened by lead poisoning from bullet fragments in the carcasses of their prey. The Oakland Zoo recently became one of the sites receiving and treating poisoned condors. Proceeds from this event benefit the California Condor Recovery Project.
Date: Wednesday, June 3
Place: Marian Zimmer Auditorium, Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road off of Highway 1580
Time: 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. speakers
Cost: $12 to $20 (sliding scale), tickets available at the door
For more information, see the flyer for this event. Come early — seating is limited!
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