SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A California condor chick that hatched at the San Diego Zoo over the weekend is doing well, park officials reported Monday.
The chick is covered in white down feathers and has a light pink, bald head and weighs 250 grams. Its hatching on Saturday was captured live on the park's Condor Cam webcam system.
The parents -- mother Shatash and father Sisquoc -- have been seen the past couple of days cleaning and feeding their chick and keeping it warm.
Condor Cam viewers can catch a glimpse of the unnamed chick when the parents exchange duties or go get something to eat. The chick is expected to fly at around 5 or 6 months old.
The public is encouraged to suggest names for the chick in the Chumash language by using the zoo's Facebook page or via Twitter by Thursday. Handlers will narrow the field and the public will vote on the final name.
The condor population is believed to be at around 390, with half in the wild in California, Arizona and Baja California, according to the zoo.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."
Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected over the weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.