The California condor has made a tremendous recovery in the United States, especially after being declared extinct in the wild. Thanks to captive breeding, conservation and rehabilitation programs, their population is growing, however they remain critically endangered and continue to face new challenges to this day. Host Peter Gros visits with top experts in the field for look at the trials and tribulations of restoring North America’s largest bird, a.k.a. nature’s cleanup crew.
Watch the episode below or on our Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild episodes page.
Interested in learning more about the making of this episode? Go behind the scenes of Spirit of the Condor here.