"Condor Egg Successfully Hatches in California"

"FRESNO, Calif. -- For the first time in more than a century, a California condor chick successfully hatched inside a federal park that once was a domain of the endangered species.

Biologists at Pinnacles National Monument in Central California celebrated the milestone announced Wednesday in the slow recovery of the birds.

But their enthusiasm was tempered because the egg did not belong to any adult birds in the park."

Tracie Cone reports for the Associated Press April 7, 2010.

Thursday, April 8, 2010