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Getting Up Close And Personal With A California Condor Chick

California Condor
Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

It's an opportunity to watch a newly hatched California Condor chick in real-time, through a live streaming video.

It's located at a cliff-side nest in a canyon near the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Ventura County, California.

The chick hatched on April 10.

The birds were all but extinct in the wild, thirty years ago, but now there are around 500 of them worldwide.

Dr Estelle Sandhaus is Santa Barbara Zoo’s Director of Conservation and Science.

"It used to be that very few people could see a condor in the wild, or a condor nesting," she told KCLU.

"They spend about six months tending to their chick, " she said. "And there's equality in the Condor world! They take turns about equally, tending to the chick."

Caroline won an LA Press Club Award in 2021 for Use Of Sound. However, she started her broadcasting career in the UK, working on both radio and television for the BBC, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism. She moved to Los Angeles in 2013 and is both an American and British citizen. Caroline lives in Agoura Hills with her daughter, and joined the KCLU team in 2020.