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The California condor decreased in population steadily throughout the 20th century. In 1985 there were believed to be less than two dozen birds left in the wild. That year, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service embarked upon a controversial program to collect the remaining California condors and breed them in captivity. Due to the success of the program, the condor population now reaches over 240 birds, with over 100 released into areas of California, Arizona and Baja, Mexico.
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metal (overall material)
overall: .33 cm x 5.8 cm; x 1/8 in x 2 5/16 in
Place Made
United States: Illinois, La Salle
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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