When wildfires rage, where do animals go?

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When wildfires rage, where do animals go?

Wildlife and fire experts say critters can fend for themselves
A hawk soars over the 416 Fire on June 4 west of U.S. Highway 550. Experts say wildlife populations know their escape routes when fire approaches, and research has shown that many animals can benefit from a fire’s subsequent impacts, such as a revitalized forest.

When wildfires rage, where do animals go?

A hawk soars over the 416 Fire on June 4 west of U.S. Highway 550. Experts say wildlife populations know their escape routes when fire approaches, and research has shown that many animals can benefit from a fire’s subsequent impacts, such as a revitalized forest.

When wildfires rage, where do animals go?

A black bear scurries down a hillside June 11 on the opposite side of Hermosa Creek from where a burnout operation was taking place south of County Road 202. Bears and other mammals, such as mountain lions, elk and deer, will retreat to other areas of the forest during a fire.

When wildfires rage, where do animals go?

The 416 Fire rages down a slope west of U.S. Highway 550 on June 1 at Shalona Hill. Wildfire can be the first step in rejuvenating landscapes, which will eventually benefit wildlife.

When wildfires rage, where do animals go?

Trees burned in the 416 Fire are seen June 2 on the west side of U.S. Highway 550. While wildfire can typically lead to the rejuvenation of landscapes, high-intensity fire can prevent the regrowth of vegetation.
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