Poisoned Peruvian Condor Released After Recovery

Peru's National Forestry and Wildlife Service on Wednesday released a condor in the Colca Canyon, after treating the bird for poisoning.

Wildlife services believed Sinchi, as they called the condor, fed from carcasses of livestock treated with drugs, a common cause of intoxication that has killed several other specimens of the scavenger.

The condor spent seven months in treatment in a breeding reserve before technicians marked him with a satellite tracker and set it free.

The condor is a distinct bird of the Andean region and is protected by South American countries, being considered an endangered species. They are among the largest birds in the world that can fly.

(AP)

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