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Endangered condor egg hatches in Northern California's wild

 

Last updated 5/12/2021 at 4:56pm

turkey vulture

Valley News/NPS/Gavin Emmons photo

Comparison of a turkey vulture and a California condor in flight.

A California condor egg has hatched in Northern California's wild, the newest member of Pinnacles National Park's recovery program for the endangered species.

The egg hatched April 12 after two months of round-the-clock incubation by both parents who protected their fragile egg from the elements and potential predators, park rangers said in a social media post.

Their nest has a video camera installed to help with monitoring and videos shared by the National Park Service this week show one parent feeding the fluffy chick while the other stands guard by the entrance to their refuge.

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