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One of the original captive California condors flies free again

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by DavidBrown, 1 Jan 2016.

  1. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's a nice story to start off 2016:

    One of the last wild California condors brought into captivity in 1985 to help start the captive breeding program, AC-4, has been released into the wild again.

    He sired 30 chicks in captivity and condor biologists hope that he will find a mate and have more chicks in the wild.

    There were 19 condor chicks born in the wild in 2015.


    California condor flies free for first time in 30 years - LA Times
     
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  2. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing DavidBrown, realy good news to start the new year :) !
     
  3. Kifaru Bwana

    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    AC-4 has come full circle!

    It would be really nice to see him pair up and once more become a breeding partner in the wilds.
     
  4. TheMightyOrca

    TheMightyOrca Well-Known Member

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    Very cool! I hope he manages to reproduce in the wild.