KNAU and Arizona News
5:52 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Condor in New Mexico First in Recorded History

A California Condor
Credit AZ Public Media

A California Condor showed up in Los Alamos New Mexico on Friday. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, it’s the first confirmed case of a condor in the state in recorded history.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Lead Poisoning in California Condors at a 10-Year Low

Seventy five California condors now inhabit northern Arizona and southern Utah. The endangered scavenger is the largest North American land bird and can have a wingspan of nearly 10 feet.

Deadly levels of lead in endangered California condors are at a 10-year low. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a collaboration between conservationists and hunters to reduce the use of lead ammunition is responsible for the drop.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:48 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Deadly Lead Levels Decrease in California Condors


Lead toxicity is the leading cause of diagnosed death for California condors in the wild. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the number of birds with lead poisoning has decreased for the first time in a decade.

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4:16 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Group Sues Feds Over Lead Bullets

California Condor
US Fish and Wildlife Service

A group of conservationists sued the federal government Thursday to force regulation of lead ammunition -- the top killer of endangered California Condors.

The group contends lead poisoning from ammunition frequently kills not only condors, but eagles, swans, loons, and other birds that feed on dead animals in the wild. 

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