Wildlife continues recovering from Titan Tire oil spill

The ani­mals who have sur­vived the Titan Tire oil spill go home soon.

John Win­dau in the DNR’s Wildlife Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Office says offi­cials intend to release the first group of birds back into the wild on Thursday.

This release takes place at some spot on the Maumee River.

Win­dau says of the 500 ducks and geese taken into cus­tody, 300 have died.

Lisa Smith from Tri-State Bird Res­cue says cold tem­per­a­tures explain the high mor­tal­ity rate.

She says any birds who have lost feath­ers or have any other health issues remain in cus­tody until they recover enough.

The inves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues into the ini­tial spill.

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