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Variations in populations

AP.BIO: SYI‑3 (EU), SYI‑3.D (LO), SYI‑3.D.1 (EK)


California condors are large, North American vultures that nearly went extinct in the 1980s as a result of habitat destruction. Through captive breeding and reintroduction of populations into the wild, the number of wild California condors is slowly increasing. However, because of the population bottleneck, all of the condor populations that currently exist in the wild are descended from a breeding population of just 14 individuals.
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