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California Condor Soars Home

Fifteen years ago when "Igor" was captured, he was the last California condor flying free. Now, the endangered species' numbers have tripled and the bird is returning to his native habitat. This time, he won't be flying alone.

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John Nielsen
John Nielsen covers environmental issues for NPR. His reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. He also prepares documentaries for the NPR/National Geographic Radio Expeditions series, which is heard regularly on Morning Edition. Nielsen also occasionally serves as the substitute host for several NPR News programs.