Ron Webb

Blogger Profile: Ron Webb

Ron is a senior condor keeper in the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Bird Department. He has worked at the Safari Park since 1996 and started at the California Condor Breeding Facility in 1998. Ron has helped raise over 100 condors, the majority of which have been released to the wild. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego, in 1992, with a bachelor of science in general biology.
To Fledge or not to Fledge…

To Fledge or not to Fledge…

Many viewers have been worried about this Condor Cam chick’s health and/or development. First of all, let me assure you that Su’nan is very healthy and safe. We are not concerned that she is a “late bloomer.”   read more

Condor Chick Fostering: Close to Fledging

Condor Chick Fostering: Close to Fledging

On August 27, at 121 days of age, California condor chick Su’nan took her most recent step toward leaving the nest: she jumped up onto the barrier between her nest box and the adjoining roost area.   read more

Condor Chick Fostering: Name is Chosen!

Condor Chick Fostering: Name is Chosen!

The naming poll results are in: the name for the California condor chick featured on the San Diego Zoo Global’s Condor Cam is Su’nan, Chumash for “to continue to, to keep on”! She is now over 90 days old and is starting to get her big-bird feathers.   read more

Condor Chick Fostering: First Exam

Condor Chick Fostering: First Exam

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, our California condor chick received its first health exam. The goal was to obtain a blood sample for our labs, administer a vaccine for West Nile virus, inject a microchip for identification, and weigh the chick.   read more

Condor Chick Fostering: 30 to 45 Days

Condor Chick Fostering: 30 to 45 Days

At a little over 1 month of age, our California condor chick should weigh around 4.5 pounds (2 kilograms). The foster parents, Towich and Sulu, have started leaving the chick alone overnight, sleeping near the nest.   read more