Condors are born with their eyes open, but lack vocal cords. They make noise by forcing air through the body to produce grunts and hisses. Condors also show their emotions through changes in their skin color.
Condors have been on the verge of extinction, at one point having none left in the wild. Great efforts to reintroduce the Condor have been made and today there are a few hundred in the wild.
Condors eat carrion and are mother nature’s cleaning crew. They serve a very vital and often overlooked role.
People with the condor totem have great vision and can show great depths of emotion via art or other visual means. Condor symbolizes strength through its ability to survive despite great odds against it.
People with condor totems are often visionaries who have endured struggles. Those with this totem are called to recognize the important role they play in the grand scheme of things.
To dream of a condor means you have, or are about to gain, great insight into a situation. Condors are also symbols of the sun and can speak of illumination, power, and spirituality.
Fascinating Facts About Condors
The condor is one of the oldest animals in existence, once flying along side sabre toothed tigers. This amazing creature with it’s 9 foot wing span, has been literally pulled back from the brink of extinction. At one point only 24 remained, all in captivity.
The others were killed off due to human behaviors that placed them in great peril. The TED talk below highlights the amazing journey this bird has undergone. Learn fascinating facts and how you can help animals on the brink to survive.