A New Condor Chick on Condor Cam

A New Condor Chick on Condor Cam

Welcome back to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Condor Cam! The live-streaming camera provides a rare look into an active California condor nest. Over the next five months, you[…..]

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[…..]

The Research Opportunity of a Lifetime

The Research Opportunity of a Lifetime

Blood was drawn, transmitters replaced, and the general health of each bird assessed. Some of the blood was immediately tested for the amount of lead it contained.   read more

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

Condor Feeding Behavior

Condor Feeding Behavior

After fledging, a growing young condor starts to eat on its own, with the parents continuing to feed the youngster every once in a while. At the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, we do things a bit differently, as the fledged birds are moved to a remote socialization pen with other young release candidates and a mentor bird or two.   read more