October 16, 2020. Baby condor Iniko fledges...well sort of. "Iniko", which means "born in troubled times" could not be more apropos given what this California Condor has gone through. Hatched on April 25, 2020 and raised by the two most prominent condors in the Big Sur flock, life was good. Then a massive wildfire burned through the Condor's Big Sur Sanctuary on August 20, 2020. READ MORE...
October 15, 2020. Seven condors raised at San Diego Zoo Global are now being held for release in San Simeon, California as part of the Ventana Wildlife Society’s ongoing recovery effort for the California Condor. They will be released in mid-November, adding to the wild population in central California. This could not come at a better time after such devastating losses in 2020. READ MORE...
Condor Sanctuary Rebuilding Update: We received $465,320 in gifts and pledges toward the rebuilding effort so far! We need to raise $600,000 to fully rebuild the Sanctuary and we must continue our work to restore condors to the wild. For more information and updates on the condors during the Dolan Fire, sign up for our eNewsletter. READ MORE...
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