About the Andean Condor
The Andean condor has a bald head that will flush (become red) as an emotional response, especially during courting and mating rituals. The male has a comb on the head and a wattled neck. The condor has a hollow bone structure that helps in flight; it can soar as high as 18,000 feet in the air.
You Can Find This Animal in the Bird's World Exhibit
Andean Condor Species Survival Plan
Zoo New England's Quarters for Conservation Fund supports the Andean Condor Species Survival Plan. Through this plan, zoos in North and South America share information about the birds’ genetics to maintain healthy captive populations so they can make good breeding recommendations. This way, healthy offspring can be part of the reintroduction program. More