Raul Roa / Staff Photographer
October 30, 2013
Condor Animal Keeper Debbie Ciani holds a 5-yr. old female California Condor as Senior Animal Keeper Chandra David, center, and Chief Veterinarian and Manager of California Condor Program Curtis Eng, right, treat #462 at the Los Angeles Zoo in L.A., on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. The wild bird spent three weeks at the L.A. Zoo recuperating from lead poisoning and was taken back to the wild in Ventura County after this treatment. The Gottlieb Animal Health and Conservation Center at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is bustling this month with the admittance of 21 California condors, a record high brought in by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for lead treatment.