September 23, 1990 |
The bald eagle in flight is a riveting spectacle, its white head and white tail feathers contrasting starkly with its dark-brown six-foot wings as it soars high above the South Branch of the Potomac River. In its nearby nest in a tall white pine, one of two known eagle nests in West Virginia, two fledgling chicks wait to be fed, perhaps with a fish the hunting parent finds along the river bank.
March 18, 1987 |
Quick now, where's the best wildlife show in California? Riding boats off the coast to watch the California gray whale migration? Watching wintertime arrivals of hundreds of thousands of waterfowl to the huge federal refuges on the California-Oregon line? How about watching pronghorn antelopes race across the flatlands of Modoc County? All good, no doubt about it. But, believe it or not, the best California wildlife show may very well be in downtown Los Angeles.
November 28, 2001 |
Eleven California condors arrived at their new home Tuesday near the Grand Canyon where they will spend several months getting acclimated before wildlife officials release them into the wild. The condors were transported from Idaho to Marble Canyon in northern Arizona on a U.S. Forest Service plane. From there they were taken to an aviary atop the Vermilion Cliffs, southwest of Lake Powell.
March 30, 2001 |
A California condor has laid an egg in the wild--the first in 15 years and a key signal that the giant bird that once hovered on the brink of extinction is strengthening its grip on life outside of zoos. Discovery of the lone egg, found Sunday in a remote cave on a cliff in the northeast corner of the Grand Canyon, marks the first time since an ambitious recovery program began that the big vultures have successfully mated in the wild.
September 18, 1993 |
Twelve California condors from captive breeding programs in Los Angeles and San Diego will be moved next week to a new facility in Idaho, U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials announced Friday. The move will mark the first time in the history of the $15-million condor recovery program that the endangered birds, which once roamed across North America, will be bred outside California, said Robert Mesta, who coordinates the Condor Recovery Program based in Ventura.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2009 |
Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle's creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company's chief executives and a revival of the studio's legendary animation unit, died Wednesday. He was 79. Disney, who had been battling stomach cancer, died at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, according to Clifford A. Miller, a spokesman for Disney's company Shamrock Holdings. Disney toiled for years in the shadow of his famous uncle and his father, Disney Studios co-founder Roy O. Disney, who ran the business side of the company for his brother.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2002 |
The recent deaths of three California condor chicks born in the wild is bringing a new, more hands-on management style to a program to save the rare birds. But critics say the changes do nothing to remedy fundamental flaws in the $35-million project. Although condors have been coddled in captivity and closely monitored in the wild for two decades, the three turkey-sized chicks died last month. One had eaten everything from bottle caps to metal screws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2008 |
The California condor, rescued from extinction in an elaborate and expensive recovery effort, has become tantamount to a zoo animal in the wild and can't survive on its own without a ban on lead ammunition across its vast Western ranges, a scientific study has concluded. The majestic scavengers, bred in captivity and released to nature in recent decades, require "constant and costly human assistance," a blue-ribbon panel of the American Ornithologists' Union reported this week.
July 31, 2005 |
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon has long been a favorite of human visitors gawking at the stunning views and taking advantage of the man-made services. As it turns out, the South Rim also is a favorite of endangered California condors -- for many of the same reasons. The large birds often gather there to watch people, socialize with one another and drink from a leaky water pipe.