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California condor treated at Oakland Zoo

A California condor getting treatment at the Oakland Zoo.

A California condor suffering from lead poisoning is being treated at the Oakland Zoo. It's the first bird to do so at the zoo's condor recovery center.

The stricken bird arrived at the zoo last Thursday. After undergoing several days of therapy, zoo officials say she is doing better.

Once she fully recovers, the condor will be released back into the wild at the Pinnacles National Park.

Lead from spent gun ammunition is how condors are typically poisoned and it's a real problem for the breed.

A state law passed last year has banned lead ammunition in California.
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