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.
Condor Chick Fostering: Week 1

Condor Chick Fostering: Week 1

Our newest California condor chick hatched on April 29, 2014, weighing around 6 ounces or 180 grams. The hatching process can be grueling, so afterward, the chick usually rests a lot and is brooded—or sat on—by the parents. We often call this sitting tight.   read more

Fostering Condor Chicks

Fostering Condor Chicks

Sometimes things go exactly as you plan. Sometimes Fate throws you a big curveball, forcing you to change that plan.   read more

Condor Egg Loss

Condor Egg Loss

During incubation, we noticed that the embryo was slightly in the wrong position to hatch—a malposition. Some malpositions are lethal or need our help to hatch successfully.   read more

Egg-citing News on Condor Cam

Egg-citing News on Condor Cam

We have good news to report: California condors Sisquoc and Shatash’s egg is FERTILE! Shatash laid the egg on January 22, 2014, and we are expecting it to begin the hatching process around March 18.   read more

A New Egg on Condor Cam

A New Egg on Condor Cam

Another exciting California condor breeding season is upon us. Our third egg of the season was laid on January 22, 2014.   read more