3-4-15 Top 10 Ridiculously Awesome Facts About Condors

by Kricket

So here is another top 10 for you guys. Today I bring to you 10 amazing facts you might not have known about the Bolivian Condor.

#1 - Did you know that condors are national symbol of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia,
Ecuador and Peru?

#2 - Vultur gryphus is the condor's scientific name.

#3 - They are the largest bird ON EARTH that can fly. # I believe I can fly!

#4 - The Andean Condor, found in Bolivia, has the largest wing span of any bird on the planet.

#5 - Condors can live up to 50 years in the wild and can live up to 80 years in captivity.

#6 - Condors play an important role in the folklore and mythology of many cultures.

#7 - They have an odd pattern of laying eggs every other year.

#8 - The Condor is the only new world vulture in which the male looks different from the female.

#9 - In Ecuador and Chile, gold coins have the condor on them.

#10 - Condors can eat up to 3 pounds of food at a time. Just don't scare a condor right after it's had lunch. When condors get scared, they throw up!

Because I'm nice I'm going to give you an extra fact.

#11 - You are reading this right now.

Now that was funny if I do say so myself. Image Source. Now onto my everyblog question. What is the Condor's status: Near Threatened, Threatened, Rare, or Extinct? Answer in the comments below. Bye!

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