|Binomial name||G. californianus|
The California Condor is a severely endangered bird of prey which was barely kept from going extinct due to extensive human intervention. For a period in the late 1980s to early 1990s, this species was rendered completely extinct in the wild due to severe food shortages and human poaching. Chemicals ingested from the environment, such as lead and DDT, also contributed to the near extinction of this species. It is thought that even without human impact on the species, it would have gone extinct due to a loss of habitat over thousands of years.