Bird show draws interest in rare California condor
Web Producer: Brian Pryor
TUSAYAN, Ariz. (AP) — A live bird show just outside the Grand Canyon is drawing attention to the plight of one of the country's most endangered birds, the California condor.
The birds that appear in the show are part entertainment and part education, doing tricks and helping visitors traveling to or from the Grand Canyon spot others like them.
At one point a raven snatches money from a visitor and stuffs it into a donation box for the Peregrine Fund. The group runs one of four U.S. programs that releases captive-bred condors into the wild.
The condor's status prevents it from being part of the show at the National Geographic Visitor Center in Tusayan. But its closest relative, an Andean condor, stands in.
The show runs through mid-September.
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