Andean Condor Released in Peruvian Sierra

Tagged with the number nine on its right-wing, Urku, a rescued Andean condor, was released back into the mountain ranges of Peru, Jan. 15, 2022.

It has been more than a year since Urku was found near a beach, showing signs of malnourishment and unable to fly.

The bird recovered in El Huayco zoo, where wildlife experts managed to treat and feed it without it becoming too familiar with humans, something that could threaten its chances of survival.

A successful rehabilitation allowed the condor, which is considered an endangered and protected species, to take flight again in its natural habitat, 3,200 meters above sea level.

(Reuters)

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