Wednesday, September 14, 2005

California Condor News

California condor chick died last month of West Nile virus

"LOS ANGELES Federal environmental officials say a three-month-old California condor chick that died last month was killed by West Nile virus. U-S Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Alex Pitts says scientists attempted to retrieve the chick from its nest for a medical examination but it died August 25th before being treated. The chick hatched May 19th in the wild in Ventura County."

Link: Full Story from KESQ NewsChannel 3

A worthwhile read:

Link: Bootstrap analysis - sunday times: condors, woodpeckers, and hope

California Condor image courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife Service

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