Author Archives: Yann
Zuleta is a wild female that was tagged with n°5 by the GNTCA (National Working Group for the Andean Condor) in october 2014 when she was very young. Not resentful, she keeps visiting us occasionally. She’s almost a sub-adult now … Continue reading
Keeping up with the good bear news ! Yalo, a female we know since 2013, showed up at the platform with two new cubs, Sillu (claw) and Kinku (curve). They are the 29th and 30th bear we identified in Zuleta … Continue reading
Remember the post a year ago “Bear tenderness”. Seems we now have the cute result of it. As bears are not monogamous it is hard to tell if Ceja is actually the father but let’s say it is probable. Name … Continue reading
Though we can regularly hear the call of the Rufous-banded Owl (Ciccaba/Strix albitarsis) coming from the forest of San Pedro at night, it is pretty hard to see one. As we were coming back from a late walk in the … Continue reading
After years of work and efforts of the GPLF and colleague institutions involved in the GNTCA, Huayra, Killari and Churi finally discovered the wild this Friday, 25th of November 2016. They are the very first captive-bred condors to be released … Continue reading
Cushi is a cub that was born in 2014. We found him/her perched in a eucalyptus tree in a neighbour hacienda. He/she went back in the forest after a couple of hours.
The “Awareness tour“ of the FGPL in the parish of Angochagua came to an end. 460 people from the 6 communities that form the parish attended the lectures about the Andean condor and the release program for chicks born in … Continue reading
One step closer to the release ! It’s time for Huayra, Killari and Churi to leave the installations of the Condor Huasi Project, to receive a health checking and to find their last home before the big day, a remote … Continue reading
A nice encounter after a long day of work in the paramo of Zuleta: a young Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus carunculatus). Two adult, certainly his parents, were also seen pretty close.