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Four California Condors Die in Arizona

11 July 2000
Four California Condors released in Northern Arizona have recently died. Lead toxicity from the ingestion of lead has been confirmed to be the cause of death in three of the condors and is also suspected in the other one. Two other condors are being treated for lead toxicity. The remaining 16 have been captured or are being captured for further testing. They will be treated if necessary. Additional details can be found on The Peregrine Fund's home page (

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Erin Katzner

Director of Global Engagement
Main Phone: 208-362-3716
Direct Phone: 208-362-8277

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