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Wounded Condor Is Recovering

June 27, 1998|From Times staff and wire reports

A young California condor shot in the leg in the Santa Barbara County wilderness was recovering Friday from a second round of surgery. The 13-month-old male condor is recovering well from the shooting and is acting so feisty that he has earned the nickname, "Bad Boy," said Dr. Stephen Klause, a veterinary surgeon who is caring for the condor at the Los Angeles Zoo. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials in Ventura are investigating the shooting of the condor, the first hit with gunfire since scientists began releasing the nearly extinct birds into the wild in 1992.

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