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January 14, 2020 - Faunalytics

Saving The California Condor

Saving The California Condor
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Hunting, an activity that already harms animals, can lead to further unintended consequences. Lead poisoning is a key issue for endangered California condors, but it's one that advocates are acting on.

Lead poisoning continues to threaten the survival of these endangered, long-lived birds, whose average life span is 60 years. According to this research study, about 90% of rifle-killed deer carcasses left in the field by hunters contain lead, which in turn supplies the source of poisoning for the scavenger condor.

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