Condors of the Columbia

Visitors can enjoy up-close looks at three colorful and charismatic California condors while learning about the zoo's decade-long work with partners to recover these critically endangered birds. The habitat’s name is a nod to the “buzzards of the Columbia” mentioned in Meriwether Lewis’ expedition journal. Though native to the region, and commonly seen here during the time of Lewis and Clark, the continent’s largest bird hasn’t soared through Northwest skies for more than a century.