Endangered or Threatened Species

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) keeps track of threatened and endangered plant and animal species in our state and provides a list of these important species. Have a look at some of the endangered wildlife that we love!

To view a complete list of species view the CDFW's report:

California Condor

 Photo by jessica neafsey

Photo by jessica neafsey

The California condor is the largest land bird in North America, with an average wingspan reaching nine and a half feet! Condors have bald heads because of their habit of feeding on decaying carcasses. This hygienic adaptation allows these scavenger species get a little dirty while chowing down. Condors live in rocky, forested gorges and mountains, and have low reproduction rates, causing them to be vulnerable to extinction. Find out more about the California Condor from The Defenders of Wildlife