California condor released into wild from Big Sur sanctuary

April 8, 2014 5:19:44 PM PDT
One of California's critically endangered species spread its wings and became one with its natural habitat.

California condor number 631 carefully left the pen at Big Sur shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The 3-year-old male condor thought about things for a while before taking off.

California condors were extinct in 1987, but conservationists brought them back through captive breeding.

There are now 410 living condors.

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