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First condor egg of the season laid at the Safari Park

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The California Condor breeding season has started at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

An egg laid December 14th underwent a "candling" process this week.

Keepers hold the egg up to a warm, bright light, checking for signs the embryo is developing correctly.

Condor eggs laid at the Safari Park are usually removed from parents and placed in incubators so the staff can monitor them.

They're replaced in the nest by an artificial egg then moved back just as the chick is ready to hatch.

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