A California condor that was released into the wild last year has been spotted in a part of Northern California where the endangered species hasn’t been seen in more than a century.
For the first time ever a California condor is being cared for at a new Oakland Zoo recovery center. The facility makes it possible for Northern California to take part in saving this endangered species.
A live-streaming camera will broadcast the release of four endangered California condors into the Big Sur wilderness.
A solar-powered “condor cam” in the hills of Big Sur, on the Central California coast, allows the public to view North America’s largest birds in the wild from the comfort of home.
Condors were reintroduced to the rugged coast of Big Sur in 1997. Now, researchers say the banned pesticide DDT has harmed the birds’ ability to reproduce in the wild.
President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday making Pinnacles National Monument near Soledad the 59th national park in the U.S.