:   |   |   |  
| Email Alerts | New! Mobile Apps

LA Zoo Treats 21 Condors for Lead Poisoning

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 10/29/2013 12:48 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a record 21 California condors have been treated for lead poisoning this hunting season in California.

Veterinarians at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens say three birds were critically sick when they arrived. They were malnourished, had stopped eating and had a disease that causes the stomach to stop moving food.

Dr. Curtis Eng says it is scary to see so many sick birds, but two of the condors are recovering and one remains in critical condition.

Vets say 18 condors were mildly ill.

The birds are trapped twice a year to check for lead poisoning.

The birds are getting the lead in carcasses of animals shot by hunters.

California has a new law that will ban lead ammunition but it won't be phased in until 2019.


Calif. First State to Ban Lead Ammo for Hunting

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Action News Now

No comments yet!
 1 2 3 4
Untitled Document
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.

© 2014 GOCOM Media of Northern California