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California Condors in Memoriam
Condor #167 "Kingpin"
Sex: Male Hatchday & Location: 4/19/1997 San Diego Zoo Release Date: 12/12/1997 Parents:  #23 and #32 Local Biological Siblings Breeding Status: DECEASED 9/30/2005 LEAD POISONING Offspring: None

Patriarch was one of the first five condors released into Big Sur. He traveled far and wide in his lifetime, even going into the southern Sierra Mountains. He was found dead in southern California near the condor release site managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He never raised any offspring of his own. Sadly, Patriarch's life was cut short but the efforts continue to build a successfully breeding population of condors in Big Sur.