Fierce Females of the Species

When it comes to size, strength, cunning, and leadership, the females have it in some exceptional species. For these females, out-weighing and out-witting are the rule, both on the hunt and at home. Across the animal kingdom, females sometimes outsize their male counterparts, and the L.A. Zoo is home to several of these bigger beasts. Our birds, in particular, feature many species with females reaching greater size than males. Eagles, such as our bald eagle,

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News in the Zoo, July 2021

This year, a total of ten California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) chicks hatched at the L.A. Zoo and two additional chicks hatched at other facilities—one at the Oregon Zoo and the other at the Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey in Idaho.

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California Condors