Have you navigated to our website, and been surprised to see livestreaming video of a large egg, in a nest of some kind? No, we are not pivoting into an egg-focused competitor to Amazon Prime, we have launched…our Condor Cam!
These majestic birds are nesting at the Carmel Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Preserve in Carmel, California. One of the largest species of non-flightless birds, California Condors are on the critically endangered species list. In 1982, fewer than 25 were left in the wild. Today, there are more than 160 of these elegant, long-necked “Julia Robertses of the avian kingdom,” as some like to call them.
What you are watching—that large, carefully arranged nest of twigs held together by condor feces—is called an “aerie.” And the lone egg, of course, contains a gestating condor fetus, waiting to hatch after an incubation period of 52 to 54 days. This baby bird could live to 60 years of age! And condors mate for life, so its future husband, wife or same-sex partner may be being born somewhere this very second. It’s true: As any scientist will tell you, sexuality is a continuum in the natural world as well!
We are able to livestream this miracle of nature to you in 4K because of our ground-breaking middle-out compression software—the market standard. And by doing so we hope to not only raise awareness of our company, but also of the endangered status of this rare, beautiful, carrion-eating close relative of the vulture.