This footage captures California Condors flying in the Grand Canyon and was shared by the National Park to mark reaching 500 of the birds of prey, up from just 22 individuals 40 years ago.
They captioned the footage: “From 22 individuals to over 500, in 40 years—we’re talking California Condors.
“National parks have a wide array of partnerships that serve many needs. When it comes to wildlife preservation, like that of the California Condor, we partner with The Peregrine Fund, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Game & Fish Department, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, U.S. Forest Service – Kaibab National Forest and U.S. Forest Service – Dixie National Forest, as well as several zoos: Oregon Zoo, Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and San Diego Zoo Safari Park! WHEW! That’s a lot of coordination and communication!
“All of these entities are utilized in breeding, then releasing, condors into Arizona and Utah. Currently, the condor population sits at around 100 individuals, in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah combined.”
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