Hatch Location & Date: LA Zoo, 5/26/1997
Release Date: 12/12/1997
Parents: #46 and #11
Although Traveler hatched in the Los Angeles Zoo, she was raised by her genetic parents instead of being puppet-reared or raised as a foster chick. She has always been curious, independent, a leader, and social butterfly: younger condors follow her as a trendsetter and she often visits our neighboring condor release sites (sometimes traveling distances of 300 miles in less than two days!). She has captivated many locals and tourists with her regular appearances in Big Sur in search of marine mammals that have washed up on the coastline. Her natural instincts of seeking out carrion, traveling long distances, and socializing with other condors are very positive attributes that benefit the entire flock.