New Condor Cam at Safari Park

Bird watchers won't have to go far to see the California bird

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011  |  Updated 3:36 PM PDT
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The rare and endangered California condor can be seen online with the zoo's new webcam.

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San Diego Zoo Global has launched a webcam that gives visitors a birds-eye view into a California condor nest at Safari Park.

The new camera, which launched Monday, allows people to see events such as courtship, egg incubation and hatching that previously had only been seen by animal handlers and biologists.

Zoo officials say the condor breeding season begins in November and the webcam will focus on a nest.

San Diego Zoo Global is the new name for the San Diego Zoological Society.

The organization has been breeding California condors since the 1980s, when there were only 22 left in the wild. Since then, 165 have been bred and 80 returned to their habitats.

 

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