Conserving the Nature of America

News Release


March 28, 2002


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Biologists in Arizona and California are monitoring the reproductive behavior of five pairs of California condors. If any of the pairs are successful in incubating and hatching their single egg, it would be the first wild-hatched California condor since 1984.

At Grand Canyon National Park, female 119 and male 122, and female 127 and male 123, have paired up and selected nest cave locations on two cliff faces. While both cave entrances can be monitored by biologists from a plateau in the canyon and can be seen by the park

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