Condor Chick Development: 30 to 45 Days of Age

Condor Chick Development: 30 to 45 Days of Age

At approximately one month of age, our California condor chick should weigh around 4 pounds (2 kilograms). The parents, Sisquoc and Shatash, may start leaving the chick alone overnight, sleeping[…..]

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),[…..]

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