Earth Notes
9:47 pm
Wed June 6, 2007

Lead-poisoning in condors

Flagstaff, AZ – Twenty years of captive breeding have kept the North American condor from extinction. But last year, wildlife officials in Arizona noticed a high mortality rate among the birds during deer hunting season. Researchers say the culprit is lead-poisoning from spent-ammunition in animal carcasses. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.