FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 12, 2012
CONTACT: SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL
PHOTO NEWS RELEASE
California Condor Hatches on San Diego Zoo Global’s Cam before Thousands
Ron Webb, a San Diego Zoo Safari Park senior keeper, monitors a California condor chick on Monday, two days after it hatched on the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy’s Condor Cam for a live, world-wide audience. For decades, field biologists, behaviorists and zookeepers were the only people able to witness a condor chick hatch or see parental behavior. Condor Cam (www.sandiegozooglobal.org/video/condor_cam
) made it possible for the public to see this endangered species hatch in real time for the first time. People as far away as England, Scotland and France watched the chick hatch on Saturday. Suggest a name, in the Chumash language, for the chick by posting it on the Wildlife Conservancy’s Facebook wall at www.facebook.com/sdzglobal
or by tweeting it to www.twitter.com/sdzglobal
and using the hashtag #CondorName. Suggestions will be accepted through March 15.
Photo taken on March 12, 2012, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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