Yuma Regional Medical Center seeks to relocate species of owl in area
Story by 13 On Your Side Newsroom
YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) - Yuma Regional Medical Center, which is currently undergoing huge renovations, says they will need to relocate a species of owls living in that area in order to go on with construction plans.
The hospital is teaming up with the Arizona Game and Fish Department so that they can safely relocate about 25 Western Burrowing owls.
This type of owl is the only known owl that lives underground, in spaces left by other animals, and would be severely affected by YRMC's land development.
"Wild at Heart," a non-profit organization, is also stepping up to the plate to help the hospital rescue and care for these owls and move them to a new location.
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