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More Grand Canyon condors die of lead poisoning

Lead ammunition continues to take a deadly toll on endangered California condors that live in and around the Grand Canyon. Seven of the 80 wild condors in Arizona and Utah have died since December; three of those deaths have ...

Apr 17, 2013
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Condor lead poisoning persists, impeding recovery

The California condor is chronically endangered by lead exposure from ammunition and requires ongoing human intervention for population stability and growth, according to a new study led by the University of California, Santa ...

Jun 25, 2012
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California condor still threatened by human activities

A recently released scientific paper authored by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research scientists shows the leading causes of death of the endangered California condor in the wild are human influenced, with lead ...

Jan 20, 2012
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