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

Condors Saticoy and Cuyamaca Flying Free

Condors Saticoy and Cuyamaca Flying Free

…many of our regular viewers have been inquiring about the status of the two previous years’ Condor Cam chicks, Saticoy and Cuyamaca. Recently, we have received updates from the field biologists that are monitoring and caring for the young birds, and we are excited to share the updates with you!   read more

Moving Day for Condor Su’nan

Moving Day for Condor Su’nan

But the most exciting piece of news is that our youngest chick and star of this year’s Condor Cam, Su’nan, has finally fledged! Su’nan left the nest and was able to fly up to the high perches in her pen on October 17 at the age of 172 days.   read more