Condors clash with the modern world
- Condor chicks to be set free. // Current Events;10/21/91, Vol. 91 Issue 7, p3
Reports that scientists will be releasing two captive-bred California condor chicks in Sespe Condor Sanctuary, northeast of Los Angeles, this month. North America's largest bird; Saved from extinction.
- Can they go home again? Willwerth, James; Dorfman, Andrea // Time;1/27/1992, Vol. 139 Issue 4, p56
Describes the California condor, `Gymnogyps californianus,' brought near extinction by hunting and lead poisoning. Biologists trapped the last wild California condor in 1987, holding 27 birds as `genetic founders' for a breeding program that has produced 25 additional birds. Last week two were...
- New life for an old bird. Begley, S.; Buckley, L. // Newsweek;8/12/1991, Vol. 118 Issue 7, p51
Reports that officials of the California Condor Recovery Program plan to release two captive-born condor chicks into a mountainous sanctuary 70 miles northwest of L.A. in hopes of saving the Pleistocene-era creatures. Controversy surrounding recovery program; The argument of environmentalists...
- Wild outlook for captive condors. Mestel, Rosie // New Scientist;7/15/95, Vol. 147 Issue 1986, p9
Reports on the artificial caves designed for California condors that have a view of mountains, trees and sky to equip the condors for life in the wild. Program for four young chicks in the Los Angeles Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park.
- The condor flies again. Heim, B. // Boys' Life;Feb1992, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p14
Reports on news and information about the environment and the animal kingdom. California condors are being put back in the wild; The decline in 6,000 kinds of bird species and 1,000 are in danger of extinction; Danger that the Florida panther could become extinct.
- Back from the abyss. Carpenter, B. // U.S. News & World Report;10/14/91, Vol. 111 Issue 16, p63
Discusses how scientists might be able to save the endangered California condor, but the price of $1.5 million a year for re-establishing condors in the wild may be too high a price for the country to pay. Description of the condor; The California Condor Recovery Team's plan; Caring for the...
- Breeding success. Cohn, J.P. // Americas;Jan1990, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p32
Reports on efforts by scientists and naturalists to aid the plight of the endangered California Condor by releasing Andean condors into its habitat. Research techniques; Problems with captivity; Moral issue.
- Comeback trail of the California condor. // National Geographic World;Nov89, Issue 171, p25
Describes how keepers at the San Diego Wild Animal Park in Calif. are helping replenish the endangered California Condor population by reproducing condors in captivity; Methods of caring for and hatching of condor eggs; Reasons California condor endangered; Optimistic outlook for returning...
- The flight of the California condor. Cohn, Jeffrey P. // BioScience;Apr93, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p206
Examines the recovery from extinction of the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus). Research by Eric Johnson, a biology professor at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo; Overview of over a decade of captive breeding; Path toward decline; Early conservation agenda;...