California Condor Breaks Record with Earliest Egg Laid in Breeding Season

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CALIFORNIA CONDOR BREAKS RECORD WITH EARLIEST EGG LAID IN BREEDING SEASON




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California Condor Breaks Record with Earliest Egg Laid in Breeding Season

California Condor Breaks Record with Earliest Egg Laid in Breeding Season

Jan 10, 2012

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JANUARY 9, 2012
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California Condor Breaks Record with Earliest Egg Laid in Breeding Season

A San Diego Zoo Safari Park keeper candles a 2-week-old California condor egg to monitor embryonic development. The first condor egg of the current breeding season was laid at the Safari Park on Dec. 22, the earliest date on record since the California Condor Recovery Program was initiated. The egg is expected to hatch in February. The first successful breeding among California condors occurred here at the Safari Park in 1988. Since then, 171 condor chicks have hatched here. Thanks to the recovery program, the world population of California condors now numbers nearly 400 birds, more than half of which are flying free in California, Arizona and Baja California, Mexico.

Photo taken on Jan. 9, 2012, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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