An entire chapter is devoted to Carl Koford, the "patron saint of condor
field research," who observed condors
in the wild between 1939 and 1946, interrupting that work only to serve as a navy airborne scout during World War II.
Gus plays in the pool at the Welsh Mountain Zoo after completion of the pounds 100,000 condor
house Picture: stacey Roberts
More seriously, one condor
died from drinking what was probably antifreeze.
Assuming that condor
romance blossoms, each egg will be incubated by its parents or in an incubator for about two months, producing a spectacularly ugly chick that can fly in about four months and will reach sexual maturity in five to seven years.
plans on conducting further market research studies on these concentrates to assess their economic contribution to the project's profitability.
is not obligated to conduct a 5,000m drilling programme and assumes responsibility to clean up the surface rights.
is in preparation to start the Phase -II drilling venture at its Carachapampa-based flagship gold and silver epithermal project subsequent to the fruitful accomplishment of the Phase I.
Vince Gerwe, a long-time condor
volunteer, spends many of his weekends hiking to remote condor
nest sites, where he monitors nest activity using a spotting scope while perched on a neighboring hillside.
Creek Conservation Facility will eventually house 16 pairs of condors
that may produce up to 32 young a year.
Avian fossils excavated include California condors
and representatives of other large extinct species such as the western black vulture (Coragyps occidentalis) and the teratorn (Teratornis merriami).
But, looking over two decades of captive breeding, only a handful of animals owe their survival to captive breeding--red wolves, Jamaican hutias, Micronesian kingfishers, Guam rails, black-footed ferrets, Pare David's deer, Arabian oryx, golden lion tamarins, California condors
and a few others.
The last time a California condor
was seen soaring above the Grand Canyon, Calvin Coolidge occupied the White House and Paris was hosting the eighth summer Olympic Games.