Hatch Location & Date: San Diego Zoo, 5/17/2019
Release Date: San Simeon, December 12, 2020
Parents: #85 and #497
Breeding Status: Unpaired
Xakkin meaning “to eat ravenously” was named by the local Rumsen Tribe. Xakkin was rightfully named after his enormous appetite and willingness to bully through a congregation of feeding condors that may have arrived before him. Make no mistake, Xakkin always means business when food is around and he is more than ready to show his peers who’s the boss. In his free time he likes to preen his feathers more frequently than others because maintaining a positive public image is important for a successful leadership!
Pronounced: HAWK-een (with the initial “h” sound a little in the throat)