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Condor Shuffle At South Coast Zoo As Part Of Ongoing Efforts To Save Species

There's been a condor shuffle of sorts at a South Coast zoo, as part of efforts to save the endangered species.

The Santa Barbara Zoo has sent four of its condors to other zoos, and received three new condor additions.

Two of the Zoo's condors went to the Los Angeles Zoo, and two to the Oregon Zoo, which is in Portland.  The birds were shifted to the other zoos because they are now old enough to be in captive breeding programs.  They'll be connected with potential mates at their new homes.

The Santa Barbara Zoo also received three new condors.  Two of them are young birds which will be allowed to grow in the Zoo's protective environment.  The third is an older female which was living in the Grand Canyon, but wasn't doing well in the wild.  The zoo has room for six of the birds in its condor exhibit area.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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