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Every major reformulation of the Impossible Burger gets named after a bird—anhinga, blue-footed booby, condor, dodo.
In California, for example, condors were severely impacted by the use of lead ammunition.
Among them: California Condor: The largest flying birds in North America (wingspan: 10 feet), condors almost disappeared in the 1980s, when fewer than two-dozen existed.
To begin, all wild condors were captured and brought to the two zoos, causing the species to become temporarily extinct in the wild.
By 1982, their numbers had dwindled to just 23 surviving condors.
The world condor count had dwindled to 22 in the early 1980s when U.S. wildlife officials implored San Diego Zoo Global to work with the Los Angeles Zoo to save the species from extinction.
In 1986, condor numbers bottomed out at 22 individuals.
Breeding in captivity has successfully saved species such as the red wolf and California condor, but the vaquita has only been scientifically described since the 1950s and has never been bred or even held in captivity.
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