Condor Released in Arizona
The California condor treated for a broken wing at The Raptor Center in November was released from a pinnacle near the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument release site in northern Arizona on Jan. 19, 2006.
"He had absolutely no hesitation, taking only one leap before flapping powerfully back into the wild," wrote Chris Parish of The Peregrine Fund. "We watched as he took a long flight, seeming no different than any other bird in the area. Upon his landing, he roughed his feathers, preened a bit and looked great! Thank you for all of your expertise and assistance in making this happen!"
Go to The Raptor Center's news release about the California condor.