Thursday, October 16, 2008

Andean Condor

With an 11 foot wingspan, the Andean condor is one of the largest flying birds in the world. In spite of her majestic size, we still refer to this condor as "baby" since she was hatched at the World Bird Sanctuary by breeder birds on loan. She is, in fact, three years old. In this video you can see that she is eagerly looking for a treat. I obliged her at last, but the challenge of feeding a condor and video recording was beyond my skill level!

We hope to make this "baby" part of our education program and she has been very responsive to human interaction so far.

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