Hatch Location and Date: Big Sur (laid at the World Center for Birds of Prey) 4/3/2009
Release Date: Wild Reared
Breeding Status: Unpaired
Deceased: 10/01/2013, Missing declared dead
Spirit was another wild-raised chick, thanks to her foster parents, Condor #194 and Condor #171. Since Spirit's first appearance at our feeding areas, it was clear she was not afraid of anything. Whether it was being harassed by older condors for feeding at the wrong time or strolling into our trap-up pen, she showed no fear. However, being overly intrepid sometimes caused problems for this plucky condor. For example, one of her wings ended up with a hole after older condors had to roughly put her in her place to remind her of her place in the feeding hierarchy. She was also occasionally seen sitting on the guard rails along Highway 1.