LIFE FINDS A WAY
Conservation scientists at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance reported an extraordinary discovery—two California condor chicks hatched from unfertilized eggs. During a routine analysis of biological samples collected from our managed breeding program, scientists confirmed that each condor chick was genetically related to the respective female condor that laid the egg from which it hatched.
However, they found that neither bird was genetically related to a male—meaning both chicks were biologically fatherless. This sort of asexual reproduction, known as parthenogenesis, is a first for the California condor and a breakthrough that provides new hope for the recovery of the species.
50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SAFARIS AND PROGRAMS
A milestone anniversary calls for a big celebration! Don’t miss the Safari Park’s 50th anniversary special safaris and programs—you’ll see the park in a whole new way with these exclusive experiences. Come celebrate with us as we enter our second half-century, and make memories that will last a lifetime!