Hatch Location & Date: San Diego Zoo, 3/30/2019
Release Date: San Simeon, November 19, 2020
Parents: #323 and #575
Local Biological Siblings: #931
Breeding Status: Unpaired
Wassak meaning “condor” was selected for #968 by the local Rumsen tribe. He is one of the more dominant birds of his cohort and stands his ground against any challengers. However, Wassak leans more toward the gentle side, choosing peace and food-sharing over aggressive fighting and bullying. He seems to have a soft spot for the less dominant birds of the group, always allowing them to eat next to him. This condor might prefer many things dead, but chivalry isn’t one of them!
Pronounced: WAHS-awk (final sound ends abruptly)