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Condor #569 "Phoebe the Forager"
Sex: Female Hatch Location & Date: Los Angeles Zoo, 4/28/2010 Release Date: 1/5/2012 Parents:  #48 and #97 Local Biological Siblings: None Breeding Status: Unpaired Offspring: None
Most juvenile condors that are released into the wild after living in captivity stick close to the release pen and eat the carcass subsidies provided by our field crew for a while after release. Not so for Phoebe-the-Forager. She set a record by being observed feeding on a sea lion carcass at McWay Beach just two days after her release into the wild! She has continued to travel consistently between the Big Sur coast and Pinnacles National Park. Her wild ways, wicked foraging skills, and willingness to travel in search of food bode well for a successful free-flying future with the central coast flock. More photos of Phoebe the Forager