PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: What a magnificent looking creature! Alas, the presentation was in Spanish only. Does anyone know what kind of bird this is?
Parque Condor's mission is to educate the public about the environment. As an example, they explain, "The role of vultures that feed on dead animals is to clean the ecosystem and prevent pollution. If we kill all the Andean condors, who will clean up this waste?" They root their mission in Inca values that recognize the interdependency of all parts of the natural world and on the Inca's mastery of agricultural techniques that maximized production while conserving quality soil and water.