Seven condors soon to be released in central California

Conservationists hope to bolster condor numbers after recent losses from wildfires. Credit: Jay Cross

Fresh off the setback of losing a number of birds to the Dolan Fire, conservationists are set to release seven new birds into the wild. The Dolan Fire destroyed a California condor sanctuary run by the Ventana Wildlife Society. The fire also led to the disappearance of nine condors as well as the death of two chicks, when the region they lived in near the sanctuary was burned as well. The Society will release the young birds in mid-November.

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