California Condor Chick Makes 3 This Season

California Condor Chick Makes 3 This Season

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   GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ – The California condor population has another chick to count among its very small, but growing numbers.

   Peregrine Fund biologists confirm seeing one in a nest cave deep in Grand Canyon National Park. That brings the number of wild condor chicks produced by the Arizona-Utah flock this season to three.

   The first pair of condor chicks was confirmed in May. One was seen at the Grand Canyon; the other was confirmed at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.

    Experts say there are now 77 endangered wild condors in Arizona and Utah. Eighteen condors have hatched in the wild since they were reintroduced in Arizona 16 years ago.

    In the 1980s, the California condor population was less than two dozen.

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