Helping the recovery of the California condor
Saving Condors Foundation
The California Condor
The condors head can sometimes have very few feathers and can vary from white the reddish purple in color
Big bird's younger brother
The California condor's wingspan can reach up to nine and a half feet
Condors will often travel more than 160 miles a day in search for a meal of carrion.
Lon cherished the condors more then anything else. On several occasions he even risked his life to help them. When The notorious bad guys Nuke and Gunderson brought out gun and started to try and shoot down M1 Lon didn't back off. He marched straight past the armed lunatics in search of his bird. And When Rick tried to stop him he simply said, "I can't... I'd be down to four" (192). No wonder Rick wanted to take after Lon. To him the bird were almost like his family. And Rick couldn't leave that family behind.
Rick started the Saving Condors foundation because he wanted to help the birds that helped him through the hardest times of his life. Through out Rick's journey Lon talked of how few condors were actually left in the wild. And when his life finally got back on track he wanted to help the condors do the same. These spectacular birds helped Rick stop finding everything so negatively and helped him get free of his maze. The maze in his head that had no exit, only dead ends. But every time he saw those amazing condors fly and every time Lon wouldn't take those bird to heart something would change. One of the dead ends in his mind would open clearly his way closer and closer to the exit of this impossible maze.