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Zuleta, Taronga's newly-named Andean Condor chick
It’s been a long time coming, but our Andean Condor chick has finally been given a name – Zuleta.
If you’ve ever seen an Andean Condor, you’ll known that the South American species of bird is very impressive. These birds can reach an enormous three-metre wingspan, making them one of the largest predatory birds in the world.
Konira our Andean Condor chick has gradually been shedding her fluffy down. She hatched out looking like a fluff ball, but now she is a mix of feathers and down. Konira is three months old and about half way to becoming a fully-feathered bird.
Taronga’s Bird Keepers are celebrating the hatching of a very precious Andean Condor chick. The parents Connie and Bruce are the only breeding pair in Australasia and Bird Keepers were hopeful that this breeding season the pair would produce two offspring.