Back From The Brink of Extinction

Mercury News: “In the latest step toward bringing back North America’s largest bird from near-extinction, three endangered California condors raised in captivity are scheduled to be released Saturday at Pinnacles National Monument, south of Hollister.

Over the next several weeks, four other condors also will be released at Pinnacles, an expanse of rocky outcroppings 80 miles south of San Jose that is popular with climbers and hikers. When all seven of the huge black birds are out flying freely, they will join six other condors already living in the park from releases in 2003 and 2004.”

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