Life Cycle: The California Condor looks for a mate at the age of six, when the Condor has found the mate the male preforms a elaborate dance which indicates that the male wants to mate. Female lowers her head in acceptance of the new mate. A simple nest is made on a cliff ledge because it is hard for predators to get to. The Condors have the same mates for life, unless one dies. The female lays a bluish-white egg either in February or March, the eggs weighs 280 grams. If the first egg is lost then a second egg is made to replace the last one. The gestation period is about 56 days.
A 12 hour old baby California Condor