Oregon Field Guide

Condors and Lead

Clip: Season 24 Episode 2407 | 10m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

Condor recovery efforts face serious setbacks when dozens of birds released to the wild get sick or die from lead poisoning. Scientists link the lead found in the condors to bullet fragments from hunters’ carcass discards. Producer - Vince Patton Videographer - Todd Sonflieth Editor - Lisa Suinn Kallem Video Courtesy - Jeff McLoughlin & "Shadow of the Condor", Michael Durham, Oregon Zoo

Aired: 11/15/12

Rating: TV-G

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