Colombia hoping to ‘repopulate the skies’ with condors

These condors are one of three pairs of the birds brought from Chile to Colombia for inclusion in the national breeding program, supported by the Ministry of Environment through the Andean Condor National Conservation ProgramMedellín (Colombia) (AFP) – A pair of Chilean condors have been brought to a zoo in Medellin as part of an effort to reintroduce the majestic birds in Colombia, where they have become all but extinct. "Condors are a very endangered species," said Sandra Correa, director the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellin, who said the goal is to mate the birds to help replenish the population in Colombia, where only about 100 condors remain.

December 24, 2015 7:15 am

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