[Tweeters] Re: RFI: Success of the California Condor Rehabilitation
hadleyj1725 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 13:21:37 PDT 2016
Larry Baxter asked for information about the success of the California
Condor Rehabilitation Program.
The Associated Press published a story on this topic in February. Here
is the link and the first three paragraphs:
*California condors reach key survival milestone in the wild*
Originally published February 23, 2016 at 10:00 am Updated February 23,
2016 at 11:49 am
By KEITH RIDLER
The Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A captive breeding program that at one time included
every living California condor has passed a key milestone in helping
North America’s largest bird return to the wild.
Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that for
the first time in decades, more condors hatched and fledged in the wild
last year than adult wild condors died.
Fourteen young condors took flight compared with 12 that died. Officials
say it’s a small difference but a big step since the last 22 wild
condors were captured in the 1980s to start the breeding program that
releases offspring into the wild.
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