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Andean Condor
Andean Condor
Male at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.
Information
Range Andes mountains and adjacent Pacific coasts of western South America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Cathartiformes
Family Cathartidae
Genus Vultur
Species Vultur gryphus
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Andean condor, (Vultur gryphus), is a species of South American bird in the New World vulture family Cathartidae and is the only member of the genus Vultur. Found in the Andes mountains and adjacent Pacific coasts of western South America, the Andean Condor has a wingspan of up to 3.2 m/10.5 ft but is exceeded by the wandering albatross (at up to 3.6 m/12 ft) the southern royal albatross the dalmatian and the great white pelicans (at reportedly up to 3.5 m/11.6 ft).

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