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condor

a voiceless, New World vulture; a diurnal bird of prey noted for its large size. Includes Vultur gryphus (Andean condor) and Gymnogyps californianus (Californian condor).
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Nielsen recounts condor sightings by early explorers and the pursuit of the bird by both hunters and "skin" collectors trying to secure museum specimens.
Fernando Polanco, executive director of Fundacin Galo Plaza Lasso, the organisation which governs the Condor Project, said: "We believe that commitments such as this one will help the majestic Andean condor to once again soar the Andean skies of Ecuador in greater numbers.
From the beginning, scientists and zookeepers sought to increase condor numbers quickly to preserve as much of the species' genetic diversity as possible.
In the California Condor Recovery Program, curators have tricked Mother Nature into doubling that production by immediately stealing the first egg laid by each nesting pair.
Condor expects to commence both underground and open pit operations.
Condor has made a cash payment of USD 30,000 to Mestiza, a further cash payment of USD 470,000 is due by 1st June 2016.
Condor Blanco is also in negotiations with CIG & JCC regarding development of Condor s other assets in Chile that are having considerable amount of mineral capacity.
Hundreds of volunteers donate thousands of hours of their time to monitoring condor nests, tracking birds, and reaching out to local communities and schools to promote an understanding of and appreciation for condors.
Two condors have consistently roosted near where Tar and Sespe creeks converge and others pass through that area, drinking and bathing in the pools.
The 50-acre Condor Creek Conservation Facility is located on 8,000 acres of public land in the Clackamas River drainage near Estacada, Oregon.
Chemical analyses of bone collagen from condor fossils found in Texas, New Mexico, and northern Florida, however, suggest that those scavengers fed only on grazers.
Captive-breeding dilemmas often pitted the welfare of individual animals against the needs of their species: The last wild California condors were removed from their habitat to start a captive-reared population; black-footed ferrets were coaxed to ejaculate by having electric probes inserted in their anuses; experimental breeding in some species led to uncomfortable ailments in offspring.