Grand Canyon Condor Facts

Approximately 70 condors inhabit the skies of northern Arizona and Utah. Read a brief primer about the grand birds.
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California Condors in the Grand Canyon

California Condors in the Grand Canyon

Approximately 70 condors inhabit the skies of northern Arizona and Utah. Following is a brief primer about the grand birds.

Size: Up to 23 pounds; wingspan 9.5-10 feet

Lifespan: 60 years

Top speed: 50 mph

Habitat: U.S. (California, Arizona, Utah) and Mexico

Food: Scavenges dead deer, cattle, rabbits, and rodents

Reproduction: Pairs mate for life. Females lay one egg every other year and both parents care for chicks

Biggest threat: Lead poisoning

Where to see them in Arizona: Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim; Vermilion Cliffs National Monument; Kaibab National Forest; Glen Canyon NCA

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