Hatch Location & Date: San Diego Zoo, 3/21/2019
Release Date: San Simeon, December 12, 2020
Parents: #28 and #54
Local Biological Siblings: #913
Breeding Status: Unpaired
Sottow meaning “black”) was named from the local Rumsen tribe. She is one of the two females in a cohort with five other males. What she clearly lacks in size is made up for in intelligence! Sottow always manages to find the right time and position to join feeding frenzies and manages to pick herself some high-quality meat chunks. Other condors will try to steal her food but witty Sottow always manages to run away and gulp the food down just in time. “Work smart, not hard”: the Sottow motto.
Pronounced: SO-toe (final sound ends abruptly)