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25th annual California Condor release

Posted at 10:48 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 08:55:15-04

BOISE, Idaho — Four California Condors flew into freedom Saturday afternoon.

The 25th year of the Peregrine Fund's California Condor release is typically held in person, but due to COVID, the event moved online. The four birds were hatched in Boise as part of the World Center for Bird's of Prey breeding program. The condors spent the past year and half with adult condors, and learned to be a part of a flock.

"As soon as these birds take off from the cliff, they go find other condors that have been out in the wild for some time, and they will acclimate to those group," said Erin Katzner with the center,

"Within a few years, 5-6 years, we could see them and their young in wild nests in that region."

If you missed the live stream, you can watch the release here.