Andean Condor Nest Cam

We are deeply saddened to report that the Andean Condor chick, which we were expecting to hatch today, May 18, unfortunately, did not survive hatching. After careful examination by the National Aviary’s veterinary and animal care teams, we believe the chick passed away during the hatching process of natural causes. While this outcome was not anticipated, it is not uncommon.  Nonetheless, we remain extremely hopeful for the future. Lianni is healthy and exhibiting normal behaviors since the loss of the chick. Our team will continue to provide excellent care and attention to her, and her partner, Lurch. We have every reason to remain hopeful for a successful Andean Condor hatching in the future.