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Return of the Californian Condor

Is there lead in your bullets?

Californian Condor. Image — Wikimedia Commons by Chuck Szmurlo.

The California condor bird Gymnogyps californianus was on the edge of extinction in 1982 with a remaining population of 22.

Captive breeding programs were successful and condors were released in the wild in 1992, by 2009 the free-flying population was about 180, with a similar number in captivity, current numbers are 300 in the…

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Peter Miles

Peter Miles

45 years in Environmental Science, B.Env.Sc. in Wildlife & Conservation Biology. Writes on Animals, Plants, Soil & Climate Change. environmentalsciencepro.com