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An endangered perigrine falcon wearing a hood used to keep the bird calm when handled.

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Young egrets pester their parents to regurgitate a meal at Jungle Gardens on Avery Island.

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Egrets on breeding and nesting platforms at Jungle Gardens on Avery Island.

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Portrait of an adult California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered. This species was brought back from the brink of extinction throughcaptive breeding programs.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federallly endangered California condor chick, (Gymnogyps californianus), pecking its way into the world at acaptive breeding facility.

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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A biologist holds a newly hatched California condor chick, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered; at the San Diego Wild Animal Park’s captive breeding facility.

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A mated pair of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus), display for each other at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

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A biologist holds a newly hatched California condor chick, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered; at the San Diego Wild Animal Park’s captive breeding facility.

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A biologist holds a newly hatched California condor chick, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered; at the San Diego Wild Animal Park’s captive breeding facility.

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A biologist holds a newly hatched California condor chick, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered; at the San Diego Wild Animal Park’s captive breeding facility.

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A biologist holds a newly hatched California condor chick, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered; at the San Diego Wild Animal Park’s captive breeding facility.

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California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered; inside the pens at the San Diego Wild Animal Park’s captive breeding facility.

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A newly hatched California condor chick, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered; at the San Diego Wild Animal Park’s captive breeding facility.

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California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered(IUCN) and federally endangered; inside the pens at the San Diego Wild Animal Park’s captive breeding facility.

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The San Diego Wild Animal Park, one of the facilities that helped bring California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus), back from the brink of extinction. (IUCN: Critically endangered, US: Endangered)

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A California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered; displays its wingspan at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), at the San Diego Wild Animal Park’s captive breeding facility.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), at the San Diego Wild Animal Park’s captive breeding facility.

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Primary feathers of a California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

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A biologist at the San Diego Wild Animal park displays the puppet used to feed juvenile condors so they don’t imprint on humans.

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A California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered peers through wing feathers at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

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Male and female California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus), (mated pair) at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. (IUCN: Critically endangered, US: Endangered)

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Male and female California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus), (mated pair) at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. (IUCN: Critically endangered, US: Endangered)

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Male and female California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus), (mated pair) at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. (IUCN: Critically endangered, US: Endangered)

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A mated pair of California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus), display for each other at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. (IUCN: Critically endangered, US: Endangered)

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Male and female California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus), (mated pair) at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. (IUCN: Critically endangered, US: Endangered)

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