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Sep 29, 2016

Condor complications

Photo by Nathan Rupert, Flickr Creative Commons
There is a tiny threat that's killing North America's largest bird.   The American Condor which has progressed from just 14 breeding individuals in the 1980s to over 435 individuals today.   But not every Condor chick born today lives to adulthood.   A lethal form of dwarfism, called chondrodystrophy, a condition which produces newborn chicks with very short extremities, and the chicks die right before or right after hatching.   But there is hope.   Go to the website and read the story entitled: "The Tiny Threat That's Killing North America's Largest Bird".   It seems if it isn't one damned thing, it's another.   Once again: there is hope.

Photo: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
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Barry Wallace

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