Saturday, May 28, 2011

Soaring California Condor at Grand Canyon South Rim N.P.

Yesterday, (5-27-2011) I got these photos of a Condor at the South Rim. It came soaring right over the landing behind the Bright Angel Lodge. I looks like it is #72. On an earlier blog I got photos of #52 while climbing Angels Landing in Zion National Park.

Interesting Info about The California Condor

1. Back in the 80's there were only about 20 condors left in existence.
They were all in captivity.

2. Today, because of a very effective captive breeding program, we have over 350.

3. They have the longest wing-span in North America - average 9.5 feet.

4. 70 or 80 Condors nest at the South Rim during the summer.

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