Jocelyn Airth, The Sunday TelegraphDecember 22, 2018 11:26am
Australia’s last and only pair of breeding Andean Condors took flight at Feathered Friends as the sanctuary opened its new Breeding, Research and Recovery Centre.
The endangered species is the largest raptor in the world, weighing up to 15kg with a wingspan of up to 3.2m.
Director Ravi Wasan was excited to welcome the magnificent birds into the growing family of exotic and endangered species at the sanctuary.
“They’re such a cool species, considered to be the largest flying bird in the world. The female’s incredibly inquisitive, active and agile. The male is a bit shy at first, but has a great boofhead personality,” Mr Wasan said.