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Guess what's for dinner? It's a condor asking.

Marti Jenkins, propagation manager at The Peregrine Fund, takes us behind the scenes at the California condor breeding facility south of Boise. See how she keeps an eye on the juveniles and parents in their nests, and accompany her as she distributes dinner so condors don't associate humans with food. Viewer beware: It's not gory, but condors are carnivores, and they eat meat.

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California condor in Boise has a cool role in the history of wild condors

One of the California condors you can see on display at the World Center for Birds of Prey south of Boise, started life as an egg laid by the last two wild condors in the world, before his parents were captured to become part of a captive breeding program to save the species. He's played a role in the growth of the condor population, and he's got a new one soon. His name is Nojoqui, pronounced "Nahoy."

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Guess what's for dinner? It's a condor asking.

Marti Jenkins, propagation manager at The Peregrine Fund, takes us behind the scenes at the California condor breeding facility south of Boise. See how she keeps an eye on the juveniles and parents in their nests, and accompany her as she distributes dinner so condors don't associate humans with food. Viewer beware: It's not gory, but condors are carnivores, and they eat meat.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Guess what's for dinner? It's a condor asking. 2:31

Guess what's for dinner? It's a condor asking.

California condor in Boise has a cool role in the history of wild condors 1:40

California condor in Boise has a cool role in the history of wild condors

Wingtags, check. Weighed, check. Boise California condors get ready to be released. 1:19

Wingtags, check. Weighed, check. Boise California condors get ready to be released.

California condor is released at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument 1:13

California condor is released at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument