16 May '18, 10am

Watch this chick go from egg to a velvety six-week-old, with the help of two condor moms.

Find Audubon Near You Visit your local Audubon center, join a chapter, or help save birds with your state program. Explore the Network The last few decades have not been kind to the California Condor—the large birds got dangerously close to extinction in 1987, due to lead poisoning from bullets left behind by deer hunters. But thanks to widespread reintroduction efforts in parts of California, Utah, and Arizona, this spring five condors were raised in the wild. And for the first time ever, one of them hatched on camera. Hidden high in a cave of California’s Big Sur wilderness, Chick 787 hatched in April, under the watchful lens of a nest cam provided by the Ventana Wildlife Society , which began releasing condors in 1997. The cam also revealed an interesting twist—this chick had two moms. Researchers suspect that its dad, likely male 242, died from the same lead poisoning ...

Full article: https://www.audubon.org/news/condor-chick-has-two-mommies

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