Condor Chick Hatches in California
Photograph courtesy of AP Photo/National Park Service, Gavin Emmonds
At first the egg rocked back and forth and made noises that surprised its first-time parents. After a few more days passed, the egg began to crack until an endangered condor chick broke through its shell, becoming the first one to hatch within Pinnacles National Monument in Central California in more than a century, biologists announced this week.
(See “Dodging the Bullet,” January-February 2008).