Taking Flight with California Condors
November 7, 2018
High School, College, Adults
Taking Flight with California Condors!
Rachel Wolstenholme, Condor Program Manager in Pinnacles National Park will be detailing the current efforts to save California Condors.
After suffering dramatic declines and dropping to just 22 individuals by the 1980s, critically endangered California condors were raised in zoos and their reintroduction back in to the wild began in the mid-1990s.
Their fight to recover from the edge of extinction is a story of how people can make a big difference in the conservation of an endangered species. Unfortunately, condors remain one of the most endangered species in the world, with only 260 in the wild today. Serious challenges hinder recovery and keep the population at risk. Threats to condor survival include lead poisoning from contaminated carcasses they feed on and microtrash that young eat inadvertently.
Join us to learn all about these fascinating birds, and how you can help increase their numbers in the wild!
Come early for yummy grilled cheese sandwiches from the Grilled Cheez Guy!
Photo Credit: NPS, G. Emmons
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