California Condor Gymnogyps Californianus

California Condor Gymnogyps Californianus



This species declined rapidly throughout its historic range from British Columbia to Baja California during the 19th century and reportedly disappeared from outside California. In 1987 the species became extinct in the wild when the last of the six wild individuals was captured to join a captive-breeding recovery programme involving 27 birds. The population only increased sufficiently above the threshold for listing as Critically Endangered in 2019.

Factsheet: California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

 

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