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California Condor

Gymnogyps californianus

Average Lifespan: Up to 45 years.


Diet: Carrion, a.k.a dead animals. 

: Western United States and Mexico.

Babies: Usually one egg is laid in February to May and incubated for about 2 months.


Conservation Status: Critically Endangered.


Interesting Fact: Back from the Brink! In 1982 the world’s population of California condors dropped to a low of 22 individual birds. The decision was made, in 1984, to capture the few remaining condors in the wild and attempt a captive breeding program. There were 22 condors then. Today, there are close to 400 birds, with more than half of the birds flying free in the wild. 

Condors at the Zoo

Bright Future! Our California condors are destined for great things. When our juvenile birds reach breeding age, they will be transferred to another facility where they will participate in a captive breeding program. This will ensure that California condors will be flying for years to come!

The Zoo's condors weigh between 18-20 pounds.
#327, DOB April 2004; #433, DOB April 2007; #440, DOB April 2007; #544 DOB, May 2009.  


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