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Once nearly extinct, the California condor nears new milestones

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avatar Once nearly extinct, the California condor nears new milestones
April 27, 2011 12:38PM
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Almost 25 years after the California condor went extinct in the wild and dwindled to just 27 birds in captivity, North America's largest flying bird is on the verge of a watershed moment: Its total population is projected to hit 400 this spring, including 200 birds thriving in the wild.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/26/california.condor/index.html?hpt=C1
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