Condor Egg in Mexico

From All Headline News:

Shaveta Bansal - All Headline News Staff Writer

Mexico City, Mexico (AHN) - Researchers have spotted an egg of a rare vulture species in Mexico, nearly 75 years after it was last seen in the country. According to environmentalists, the discovery is very important because it signals the renewal of endangered species in the region and shows that environment safeguards are working.

The California condor, the largest land bird found in North America and currently the world's rarest bird of prey, was last seen in Mexico in the 1930s.

The discovery was made by Mike Wallace, a scientist with the Zoological Society of San Diego's center for Conservation and Research for Endangered Species, and leader of the California Condor Recovery Program, according to reports.

According to Wallace, the egg comes from the pair of a 7-year-old female and a 6-year-old male who were introduced in mountainous areas in Sierra San Pedro de Martir National Park along with other bird under the 2002 joint conservation program between the U.S. and Mexico.

Wallace and team found the egg last Sunday in a nest built 75 feet up a cliff and took photographs and measurements of the egg.

As per his estimates, the egg was 45 to 50 days old and since condor eggs incubate for 57 days, the chick could hatch by this weekend, the Associated Press reports

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