The Southern California Condors!
In 1987 California condors were on the verge of extinction. Only 27 were still alive, as the last free flying condor, AC9, was taken from the wild. With the help of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Condor Recovery Program, and public support, AC9 and other condors were returned to their natural habitat beginning in 1992. The Southern California flock is now over 90 birds!
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