Hatch Location & Date: San Diego Zoo, 5/19/2019
Release Date: San Simeon, November 19, 2020
Parents: #62 and #93
Breeding Status: Unpaired
Tich’ meaning “condor” in the Antoniano dialect was selected for #995 by the local Salinan tribe. He is a rather peaceful bird and doesn’t get involved in day to day ruckus inside the release pen. Tich’ has never been aggressive to another bird and he will happily step away from any intense situation. That’s proven to be a successful strategy because the most dominant males seem to harass Tich’ as much as they do other birds, allowing him to feed under less stress.
Pronounced: Teech (with the “h” sound a little in the throat)