San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The California condor is an almost mythical sight when its 10-foot wingspan is spotted aloft, and its odyssey epitomizes man's impact on wilderness. It's an epic tale of allowing something majestic to almost slip away, then loudly answering the mandate to recover it.
Today the condor again casts a wild shadow over the west, buoyed by the updrafts of those who answered the call of preservation.
Many challenges remain for the condor. The Condor's Shadow chronicles how a driven few are working against the odds to help the iconic species fly free once again.
Immediately following the movie, learn more about condor recovery efforts in a panel discussion with filmmaker Jeff McLoughlin, lead field biologist Joseph Brandt, and Oregon Zoo condor keeper Kelli Walker.
For more than 10 years, Oregon Zoo has been helping to save California condors. Learn more about the zoo's involvement with condor recovery and the new habitat on zoo grounds, set to open in late May.
Learn more about the movie here.
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Teri Dresler, Interim Director, Oregon Zoo
The zoo is a service of Metro and is dedicated to its mission of inspiring the community to create a better future for wildlife. Committed to conservation, the zoo is currently working to save endangered California condors, Oregon silverspot and Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies, western pond turtles and Oregon spotted frogs. Other projects include studies on Asian elephants, polar bears, orangutans and giant pandas. The zoo relies in part on donations through the Oregon Zoo Foundation to undertake these and many other animal welfare, education and sustainability programs.