Thursday, June 14, 2007

It's a boy

And it's a condor.
An Andean condor has hatched at the Denver Zoo - only the second to hatch at a zoo anywhere in the world in the last year.

There are estimated to be only a few thousand of the giant birds in the wild (74 live in captivity in North America).

The condor likely will stay with its parents a couple of years before being shipped off for breeding.

A mature condor has a wingspan of 11 feet and stands about 4 feet tall. They generally grow to about 30 pounds and can live up to 50 years.

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