Condor Chick Fostering: Name is Chosen!

Condor Chick Fostering: Name is Chosen!

The naming poll results are in: the name for the California condor chick featured on the San Diego Zoo Global’s Condor Cam is Su’nan, Chumash for “to continue to, to keep on”! She is now over 90 days old and is starting to get her big-bird feathers.   read more

New Dimensions in Wildlife Research

New Dimensions in Wildlife Research

Condors can soar for hundreds of miles across the land looking for food as well as thousands of feet high up into the clouds. I needed an accurate 3-D home-range estimator that would make the most of the incredible 3-D movement data I was getting from these GPS-tracked condors.
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Condor Cam Chick Needs Name

Condor Cam Chick Needs Name

Viewers can go online at http://bit.ly/condorname to vote for one of five suggested names. In keeping with the tradition of the condor program, the names have been selected from the Kumeyaay language.   read more

Condor Chick Fostering: First Exam

Condor Chick Fostering: First Exam

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, our California condor chick received its first health exam. The goal was to obtain a blood sample for our labs, administer a vaccine for West Nile virus, inject a microchip for identification, and weigh the chick.   read more

Condor Chick Fostering: 30 to 45 Days

Condor Chick Fostering: 30 to 45 Days

At a little over 1 month of age, our California condor chick should weigh around 4.5 pounds (2 kilograms). The foster parents, Towich and Sulu, have started leaving the chick alone overnight, sleeping near the nest.   read more