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California Condors in Memoriam
Sex: Female Hatch Location & Date: San Diego Zoo, 4/11/2003 Release Date: 9/25/2004 Parents:  #7 & #31 Local Biological Siblings: None Breeding Status: DECEASED 10/23/2012, LEAD POISONING Offspring: None

Every group has one; the well behaved, easy going one that doesn't ever really get themselves into situations that warrant a nickname.well Plain Jane is that condor. She does very well in the flock, tends to get along with everyone, and always remains present but not guilty. She is not an attention hog, and prefers to be backstage during the activity. This does not mean that she is not just as ornery as the others, she just has a knack to go unnoticed.

Her large size for a female, often weighing well over 20 pounds, has given her the capability to feed unhampered at carcass parties. She is also a very smart condor and often eludes the double-door trap, a pen used to capture the birds. Her intuition has enabled her to slip out the trap in just enough time to prevent temporary confinement to undergo her routine health exam - very sneaky!

Sadly, Plain Jane's life was cut short but the efforts continue to build a successfully breeding population of condors in Big Sur.