#WildlifeWednesday – Condor Comeback!


We are living in some crazy times, aren’t we? My thoughts are with you while we navigate all of this, and I’m heartened by what I’ve seen and heard of communities supporting one and other. How about just a little bit of bright news for the day?

The California Condor was down to just 27 individuals in 1987 due to lead poisoning (eating carrion containing lead shot), habitat loss and poaching. At that point an emergency was declared and every wild individual was captured and put into captive breeding programs in two zoos in California. Chicks were hatched and raised and several years later they began the delicate process of reintroducing them to the wild.

Today there are over 300 individuals in the wild with another 200 in captivity, and in 2019 the 1,000 chick was born in the wild in Zion National Park! This is fantastic news and shows just how powerfully we can impact the survival of species world-wide.

Hang in there, everyone!

2 Responses to “#WildlifeWednesday – Condor Comeback!”

  1. Mark says:

    I certainly love a great wildlife recovery story. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. David Lovitz says:

    Have you seen how the water in Venice has turned clear? I’m sure lots of positive news will come out relating to the environment and wildlife as human activity decreases for a bit 🙂

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