Teach Through Educational Travel: A Condor in Peru
- The Condor is an important part of cultural celebrations in Peru, including Yawar Fiestas, which happen dozens of times a year. In the Yawar Fiestas, a condor is tied to the back of a bull, to show local culture triumphing over Spanish colonial influence. Watch this video and discuss the moral obligations to caring for and protecting an endangered animal vs. the long-standing cultural traditions. Is it right to utilize condors in this traditional way? Peruse this discussion of Andean Condor conservation – what can we do to help protect this ancient bird?
- Watch this video to learn about the Andean Condor and then check out this video to see the Andean Condor flying in the wild. What amazes you most about this incredible bird?
- Read about a trip to see the Andean Condor – how do you think you’d feel upon seeing these majestic birds?