Hatch Location & Date: San Diego Zoo, 5/12/2003
Release Date: 9/25/2004
Parents: #7 and #31
Local Biological Siblings: #167
Loner was raised using the condor head puppet technique. She has no problem being in the wild, although she seems rather shy and often sticks to the fringes of social gatherings. Loner took several years past reaching maturity to pick a mate, and successfully raised a chick (#769). After the untimely death of her first mate #242, she repaired with #567 and is successfully breeding in Big Sur again. 311 has an injured toe that veterinarians have determined would be too invasive to fix, but it hasn't stopped her from standing her ground! She has a slight limp, but this tough old broad won't let anything stop her from protecting her chick.