Andean Condor | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Andean Condor

Vultur gryphus


  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

The largest flying bird in the world (based on weight and wingspan), the Andean Condor has a wingspan of over three meters and can weigh up to 14 kg, standing at over one metre tall. An incredibly strong flyer, the Condor can reach heights of up to 5,500 metres, where it glides effortlessly through strong currents.

Native Range →

Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile

Natural Habitat  →

Desert, grassland, shrubland and marine intertidal

Diet  →

Carrion, cattle and deer carcasses, marine mammals and fish

Life Expectancy  →

Up to 50 years in the wild. Up to 75 years in zoos

Breeding  →

1 eggs produced after a 60 day incubation

Group Name  →

Unknown

Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Hunting, Persecution

Fun fact

With a wingspan of over 3 meters (10 feet), the Andean Condor is considered the largest flying bird in the world (based on weight and wingspan).

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