Watch condor babies grow up via new cave live stream

Watch condor babies grow up via new cave live stream

It is difficult to see the California condor in its natural environments. Now, one can observe condor chicks growing up via new cave live streaming. The California condor is a rare breed. It is the largest bird in North America and its wingspan is nine-and-a-half feet.

As per reports, a web cam from the US Fish and Wildlife Service helps do so. The webcam helps biologists and inquisitive viewers observe the birds, while they interact with their parents and finally leave the nest. The web cam has been set up in a rocky cliffside cavity in Ventura County in Southern California.

US Fish and Wildlife Service employees thought of installing live streaming webcams in 2010, following a remote neat of California condor failed as a result of a wounded chick. Then, webcams were set up to monitor well being of the birds in a better way. A live stream was also installed in a redwood tree in Big Sur.

It is trained on Redwood Queen and adult condors Kingpin as a chick is raised by them in a redwood tree. And the latest one is set up in a cave in the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge and is having a trio of birds. On Thursday, the mother bird was observed feeding her nestlings.

According to Joseph Brandt, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “What started out as a way for biologists to monitor the health of endangered California condor chicks and the breeding success of the species has become an important tool for outreach about this incredibly rare bird”.

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