Spot On!

Spot On!

It’s baby bird season! A lot of our collection birds are sitting on eggs, feeding tiny chicks, and teaching their young fledglings how to make that final leap and learn[…..]

Condor Chick Development: Ages 1 Week to 1 Month

Condor Chick Development: Ages 1 Week to 1 Month

At approximately two to three weeks of age, the real fun of condor chick-viewing begins! The chick is getting bigger, weighing between 17 and 42 ounces (500 and 1200 grams),[…..]

California Condor Breeding Season

California Condor Breeding Season

Breeding season is underway at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s California Condor Breeding Facility! In order to maximize success for the breeding pairs and their chicks, we try to[…..]

Nature’s Excellent Engineering Feat: The Egg

Nature’s Excellent Engineering Feat: The Egg

Have you ever wondered why eggs are shaped the way they are?  Or why egg shape varies with the species? Most eggs have one tapered and one wider end to[…..]

California Condors: Little Things, Big Effects

California Condors: Little Things, Big Effects

In spring of 2011, I served as a summer research fellow at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Here I learned that I could contribute to the conservation of endangered species in a way I never dreamed possible: on a molecular level!   read more