Hatch Location & Date: San Diego Zoo, 2/28/2019
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Parents: #36 and #319
Local Biological Siblings: #190
Breeding Status: Unpaired
The name Muursh (pronounced MOORSH), meaning “to be dark” was chosen for #957 by the local Rumsen tribe. Muursh is certainly the most energetic and inquisitive bird of his cohort, as he is always alert and willing to explore every corner of the flight pen. He is often seen trying to push the other condors away from food and his favorite perching spot, no matter how many birds he must annoy. It only takes one glare from Muursh to know not to get in his way and one might even call him a troublemaker. We certainly hope Muursh’s attitude lightens up as he grows older!