The Giant Bird That Got Lost in Time

  • Published on: 12 March 2019
  • The California condor is the biggest flying bird in North America, a title that it has held since the Late Pleistocene Epoch. It's just one example of an organism that we share the planet with today that seems lost in time, out of place in our world.

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  • Holycraposaurus
    Holycraposaurus   22 hours ago

    i love this stuff, but please, somebody tell this guy to speak with less haste

  • Eric Rosén
    Eric Rosén   1 weeks ago

    love these kind of videos but man, slow it down a bit. I´m getting stressed by watching this..

  • taestyjuuice
    taestyjuuice   1 weeks ago

    Just a few days ago i was sitting in class and i looked out the window and i seen a bird just like that soaring over the 4 story building and i remember because the wingspan was like 3/4 of my body ( im 5”3)

  • Trexiii
    Trexiii   2 weeks ago

    Just take them to Africa

  • Jose Chavez
    Jose Chavez   2 weeks ago

    I remember seeing giant birds in mexico more than 20 years ago, they told me it wasn’t eagles but condors that lived in the mountains several km away

  • Chill0nIce
    Chill0nIce   2 weeks ago

    The Condor is also in danger from Lead poison from the dead animals that hunters shot

  • the rising sun
    the rising sun   2 weeks ago

    i remember visiting and hiking a canyon here in arizona, saw multiple of them flying around. wasn’t aware they were endangered.

  • Mason Snowden
    Mason Snowden   2 weeks ago

    I thought they were extinct a couple hundred years ago. Or am i thinking of a different condor

  • A' aron
    A' aron   3 weeks ago

    Those birds are in my neighborhood in Crowley Texas

  • Averon God of fire
    Averon God of fire   3 weeks ago

    Oh I am the last of the giants... my people are gone from the earth, the last of the great mountain giants... who ruled all the world at my birth. They build a Great Wall through my valley... fished all the fish from My rills. must I walk alone in the mountains, with no true companion at my side... oh I am the last of the giants so learn well the words of my song for when I am gone all the singing shall fade and the silence will last long and alone

  • Felipe Spaolanse
    Felipe Spaolanse   3 weeks ago

    I can't be the only one who is wondering why they chose the California Condor and not the Andean Condor. Great video though

  • Dwight Mansburden
    Dwight Mansburden   4 weeks ago

    Another anachronism is the Osage orange- they grow everywhere in my area, and nothing (except for maybe a few bold & hungry tree squirrels) will eat their bizarre fruits.

  • Acapulco Gold Pablo
    Acapulco Gold Pablo   1 months ago

    I got blood in my gas tank, bones in my steelI eat California condor for my Thanksgiving meal

  • Dovyeon
    Dovyeon   1 months ago

    I hit the "dis I like" button when watching these videos.

  • Ry The Zombie
    Ry The Zombie   1 months ago

    Me and my family see so many of them in Zion, and the California coast, I thought it wasn't endangered.

  • The black bombing slinger

    Imagine since the condor has to eat carcasses to support their size they evolve into a killing machine with claws and what not and their prey become humans

  • Eusunt Dac
    Eusunt Dac   1 months ago

    Just leave dead humans from place to place for condors to eat. We have plenty of those. (Zoroastrians actually use(d) Condors on their Temples of Silence (located in India and Iran) to clean dead bodies of everything except the bones. Fun fact.)

    AKASHE CHOPHY   1 months ago

    That first bird was killed 3 or 4 times by my villagers few years was very big... Her wings was very huge

  • H S
    H S   1 months ago

    in the end extinction is inevitable. the rules of evolution are simple adapt or die

  • Ashmeed Mohammed
    Ashmeed Mohammed   1 months ago

    could they relocate horses to those places where they live, or relocate some of them to where the horses live?

  • Jim Archibald
    Jim Archibald   1 months ago

    I hope we've seen the last extinction caused by mankind, but I somehow doubt it.

  • Yuri H
    Yuri H   1 months ago

    What about the andian condor

  • Angela Feregrino
    Angela Feregrino   1 months ago

    I dono bout i seen the beges bird ever and his eating the cats an mediom sizes dogs. I soo him and a lady soo him. But the animals arer alive. Estil es bad

  • Michael Doyle
    Michael Doyle   1 months ago

    Not including the Younger Dryas Event/Impactor in the reasonings for the global loss of mega fauna during the Pleistocene?

  • wood1155
    wood1155   1 months ago

    I still can't see how humans were in any way a factor in wiping out all the mega fauna. The just wasn't enough people here and there were so many animals of huge size ie there was lots of meat around. More meat than people.

  • Starving Artist
    Starving Artist   1 months ago

    I went to the Grand Canyon this summer with my camera and caught photos of a juvenile California condor flying above and below me. It was really cool!

  • Myles W
    Myles W   1 months ago

    They're so beautiful.

  • J T 1
    J T 1   1 months ago

    Credit needs to be given to the SAN DIEGO ZOO/WILD ANIMAL PARK who spearheaded the effort to save these birds from extinction.

  • Max Thrust
    Max Thrust   1 months ago

    It shouldn’t be possible, but I’m fairly certain I saw a California Condor on Vancouver Island just the other day. Whatever it was, it was by far the biggest wild bird I’ve ever seen.