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California Condor Profiles and LIfe Histories
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: Paired with Pinnacles Condor #589 Offspring: Condor #878 "Belle"
Most 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. In 2017, Phoebe nested in a cave at Pinnacles National Park with male condor from Pinnacles, #589, and fledged Chick 878 aka “Belle”. Phoebe’s wild ways, wicked foraging skills, and successful nesting help ensure her a very bright future with the central coast flock.
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