27 February 2007

More Condors, and Safer

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)

A couple of pieces of good news for the California Condor. First off, lead bullets will be banned beginning in the 2008 hunting season at Tejon Ranch, California's largest private game reserve. Lead poisoning, from consuming carcasses that have been shot with lead bullets is believed to be the primary cause of the Condor's decline.

Plus, seven more captive-bred Condors will be released into the wild in Arizona, where there are now 57 wild condors.

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