Thursday, March 06, 2008

More California Condors in Arizona

In a little more than a week, three young birds that hatched at Oregon Zoo will be released at Arizona's Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. The three -- Tatoosh, Ursa and Wiley -- will begin living in the wild on March 15. A cohort, Meriweather, will join them later.

The condors lived at The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho, after hatching at Oregon Zoo in 2005 and 2006. The California Condor Recovery Program involves various agencies, such as U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and three zoos working toward a captive population, a wild population in California and a wild population in Arizona.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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Blogger Lynne said...

I would love to see such a bird one day.

March 06, 2008 10:47 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Me too, Lynne.

March 06, 2008 10:53 AM  
Blogger Left I on the News said...

Make sure to watch my recent condor movie here. 11 condors, including mating!

March 06, 2008 9:30 PM  

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