Success Story: California Condor Comeback

September 27, 2017 11:41 AM

Because of habitat loss, illegal shooting and lead poisoning, the wild California condor population was reduced to nine birds in 1985. In April 1987, the last free-flying condor was captured.

A successful breeding program was implemented, and more than 270 birds are now in the wild.

It took a lot of recovery efforts to make sure these birds didn’t go extinct.

Story by Terry Chea, Associated Press.

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