The project focuses on Andean condors
as they demonstrate the most extreme example of birds using rising air to gain a free ride.
After the Andean Condor
was stuffed, it became lost in history, and even visitors to the Hancock today are not told of its past fame.
The Andean condor
program is international in scope and involves a number of U.
Gus plays in the pool at the Welsh Mountain Zoo after completion of the pounds 100,000 condor house Picture: stacey Roberts
Whatever its population, the Andean condor
is certainly in far better shape than the California condor.
In this study, we assessed the frequency of carcass feeding for vultures in North American zoos and investigated the effect of different food types on the behavior of zoo-housed Andean condors
He has worked with birds as small as Kestrels and Conures to ones as large as Bald Eagles and Andean Condors
, including numerous other animals such as raising and training black bears, mountain lions, wolves, parrots and others.
Then back at the zoo we marvelled at the giant Andean Condors
, the world's largest flying birds and the strangely beautiful King Vultures.
SSP programs for lowland gorillas, Andean condors
, giant pandas and snow leopards, among others, have not had such clear success, but remain part of the larger conservation picture for the species in question and the regions they inhabit.
But the high point was probably the first day of the trip, when we were on a mountainside opposite the roost of half a dozen Andean condors
Last October, researchers placed a minivan-sized box containing Xewe, Chocuyens and two Andean condors
on a rocky ledge in the Los Padres National Forest, north of Los Angeles.
Lead poisoning in captive Andean condors