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Endangered condor egg hatches in Northern California's wild

Posted at 7:46 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 22:46:20-04

PAICINES, Calif. (AP) — 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.

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.

Since 2003, park rangers and wildlife biologists with the Ventana Wildlife Society have managed a release site at the park for captive-bred California condors.