Hatch Location & Date: San Diego Zoo, 5/2/2005
Release Date: 6/4/2006
Parents: #44 and #32
Survivor was released with five other condors close to her age and, sadly, she is the only one of those six remaining in the wild. Survivor has definitely had it rough. In early 2009, she was found with a gunshot wound, despite that practice being illegal since 1901. Amazingly, she survived after receiving treatment at the Los Angeles Zoo. In 2011, Survivor paired with Pinnacles-released Condor #313 after his former mate (Condor #303) died from lead poisoning. During a nesting attempt with #313 later that year, Survivor had to be treated for lead poisoning herself, but luckily, her absence did not affect the survival of their chick, Condor #597, and Survivor proved to be a good mother upon her return. Sadly, Survivor lost her mate when #313 succumbed to lead poisoning in the summer of 2013. She repaired with the elusive #330 and has successfully raised several chicks with him.