Condor Chick Has Keen Appetite (Video)

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Sheena
Wesa the condor chick is just two weeks old and already eating up to 15 mice a day.

Wesa the condor chick is just two weeks old and already eating up to 15 mice a day.

Hatched in late February at the San Diego Zoo, the bird's sex is still undetermined says condor keeper Robb Webb, who interacts with Wesa via a hand puppet, a tool he says is vital in preparing the chick for the wild.

Rob Webb says:

"It's kind of like a fancy glove, it covers our hands so the chicks don't get any beneficial experiences from people, we don't want it imprinting on people, or getting used to us when it goes out into the wild. We want it to be a nice, wild animal, not relying on people for food."

But until then, Wesa can sit back and order in.

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