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11 animals removed from wildlife sanctuary

Wildlife NewsPosted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:00 pm
By Mark Watson Black Hills Pioneer

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SPEARFISH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is removing 11 animals from the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Spearfish after the facility’s director reportedly surrendered them.

Tanya Espinosa, a public affairs specialist for the USDA, based in Maryland, told the Black Hills Pioneer that Mike Welchynski, director of the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, voluntarily surrendered the animals, consisting of four big cats, six bears, and one wolf hybrid. She did not have information on the specific species or why they were being surrendered.

Read More: http://www.bhpioneer.com/local_news/animals-removed-from-wildlife-sanctuary/article_537acfd2-8a4f-11e6-9d63-9748b790731a.html

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