The Giant Bird That Got Lost in Time


  1. Alex Leon

    Alex LeonIl y a 11 heures


  2. Calvin Barrett

    Calvin BarrettIl y a 17 heures

    I saw an unbelievably large bird at a landfill in Richmond Virginia. It look like an eagle but the wingspan was bigger than 12 ft. It was in the air and we had no idea for perspective of how big it was until it came down there was a tractor there I thought the bird will fly in front of the tractor. Because of its eyes but it flew behind the tractor and when it did it gave me the ability to estimate how big it was I was freaked out there were two other people in the car with me when I saw this and when I mentioned it to them they looked at it and they saw the same Eagle but they didn't see it with the perspective of the tractor and they just thought it was an eagle if it was an eagle. so it would be easy for a huge bird to hide in plain sight because in the sky you have no perspective of size. but it would still have to have food source and ever since I wondered what something that big could eat to keep it alive. the James River at Richmond is about 100 miles away from the beach. however the river is still brackish all the way up till the falls of the James. At Richmond. I was surprised to find out that it was still saltwater that far away from the beach. could it be possible that these things are eating fish from the James River. another interesting thing about the James is there are some really big catfish and fish. maybe these things are eating fish.

  3. Paul M

    Paul MIl y a jour

    Really interesting! Wish they’d shown more photos of condors instead of illustrations. Maybe it’s a copyright thing? Also an image showing the scale compared to a human would be very informative!

  4. Mott

    MottIl y a jour

    It will be a sad day if “Steve” ever stops supporting the channel on Patreon, because I always listen for “and Steve!” during the credits.

  5. YuneecRX

    YuneecRXIl y a 2 jours

    I saw one it was number 23. It was over the Colorado river.

  6. Rhys Ford

    Rhys FordIl y a 6 jours

    Fun fact, when the condors were taken into captivity to save them from extinction the conservationists inadvertently drove 3 other species extinct, as part of keeping the birds healthy they were all wormed and deloused, sounds sensible until you realize 3 of their parasites were exclusive to the condor and didnt occur anywhere other than in these birds :/

  7. Shaka Dakine

    Shaka DakineIl y a 6 jours

    I live near Pinnacles and I've seen em there. So cool.

  8. Paul McEwen

    Paul McEwenIl y a 7 jours

    Only a chicken compared to the extinct Haast Eagle in New Zealand 🇳🇿

  9. peter papadimitriou

    peter papadimitriouIl y a 8 jours


  10. nerdyninjatemptress

    nerdyninjatemptressIl y a 9 jours

    Please do a whole video on biological anachronisms!!

  11. santiago carreño

    santiago carreñoIl y a 2 jours


  12. Ray C

    Ray CIl y a 12 jours

    haha still remember doing a school project on this bird when I was 8. Biggest carnivorous bird in North America? Yes please. Wasn't super excited about the fact that it looked like it had a turkey head

  13. Jordan Smith

    Jordan SmithIl y a 14 jours

    Thankful ive been able to see this ancient bird in my lifetime. But I also think some creatures were supposed to go extinct. Humans becoming gods that decide who lives and who dies Is so unnatural. Based on the information in this video, we weren't the main contributers of their downfall so let them fade with their peers.

  14. Cynthia Nicola

    Cynthia NicolaIl y a 20 jours

    The California Condor is disappearing due to death from poaching.

  15. Rex Lupus Etxe

    Rex Lupus EtxeIl y a 20 jours

    Wow! Beautiful video thanks.

  16. nancy barnes

    nancy barnesIl y a 27 jours

    ionly have one last request,please tell the story of the extinction of the independent american farmer/. please explain to the readers how the changing socio economics, po;itical imperatives blind consumerism and callo elitism of the congress have destroyed the most productive , loyal , and independent among us. reduced from millions to now only 700,000. thank you.

  17. Gabe Morehouse

    Gabe MorehouseIl y a mois

    We could breed them to be smaller.


    RELANDRELIl y a mois

    should we protect endangered species by nature ? (not by us!) i mean if nature and the environment isn't suitable for X species for example, should we save it only for our own gain? maybe nature current status isn't beneficial from this species.

  19. Patty and Buster Show

    Patty and Buster ShowIl y a mois

    They were hunted by California farmers

  20. Frodo Baggins

    Frodo BagginsIl y a mois

    So basically, seeing it is as rare and beautiful as when Ash and Pikachu saw Ho-oh on the first episode?

  21. Red_ Panda

    Red_ PandaIl y a mois

    I get surprised by seeing a usual bird found everywhere.

  22. Oh My Lord Taecyeon

    Oh My Lord TaecyeonIl y a mois

    23. Only 23. Feewww. Close one

  23. Control Z Channel

    Control Z ChannelIl y a mois

    In Tennessee, my cousin and I ran across a vulture unexpectedly. It flew out of high weeds in front of us and scared the hell out of us. It was massive.

  24. Fabio Lacerda

    Fabio LacerdaIl y a mois

    Ancient remains of horses in America? Horses came with the Europeans in the 1400... 🤔

  25. JD

    JDIl y a 7 jours

    America had its own species of wild horses during prehistoric times. They died out along with other large animals- such as mammoths-, about 10.000 years ago. Then much later, Europeans introduced horses again- but it was the domesticated horse of Asian origin, a different species from the original American horses.

  26. Laurel Cook

    Laurel CookIl y a mois

    At my school we are going to see a condor at a zoo by my school in June. One misconception about zoos is that they are for entertainment. While the animals at my zoo are used in education programs, they are never for putting on display. The condor we have is always an injured one being rehabilitated so they can be released later on. The zoo by my school has created 3 amor tigers to help revive the population.

  27. SaltyGrim

    SaltyGrimIl y a mois

    The title looks like a good game name or something

  28. rccarmadben

    rccarmadbenIl y a mois

    Do you know I’ve never heard of the pronghorn Learn something new everyday

  29. J Robes

    J RobesIl y a mois


  30. TheNights Wolf

    TheNights WolfIl y a mois

    If only there was a virtual world for animals who can’t survive this modern world by that I mean a world for just the animals

  31. Bernadette DeStefano

    Bernadette DeStefanoIl y a mois

    And almost 10 ft

  32. Bernadette DeStefano

    Bernadette DeStefanoIl y a mois

    I have turkey vultures around my house I swear they can get to 7ft they are huge

  33. Tornagh Malumenis

    Tornagh MalumenisIl y a mois

    Idk if this will get an answer but: when the numbers of a species start to decline/survival becomes a harder struggle, usually they start to adapt to that? Big animals usually become smaller to prevent from dying out. Plants change their taste or their way of reproduction. How come these examples of animals didn't adapt/start to adapt yet?

  34. Nick Chancellor

    Nick ChancellorIl y a mois

    How did they capture the condors?

  35. Cole Mair

    Cole MairIl y a mois

    I know people say that they eat the lead from bullets but it's illegal to shoot and leave an animals dead body but California still passed a law Banning lead bullets even though all bullets are made out of lead ... using pesticides on the farms actually did more damaged to our bird populations anything else really and poisoning animals has been illegal for a long time.

  36. lavindra laljeet

    lavindra laljeetIl y a mois

    Thinking about it, colonization of their hunting land by humans causes their food source to disappear, leaving the condors with even less food. So humans are one of the causes for their decrease in numbers

  37. Coolnicknameguy

    CoolnicknameguyIl y a mois

    you are wrong, they do hunt. I had one try to attack my GF's 9 year old!!!! then it circled our neighborhood for the next 3 hours before grabbing someones chuwawa. I live in south orange county .


    MILES RARDINIl y a mois

    If you're gonna make a video about a giant (flying) bird, the Andean condor is significantly larger and would make a better vid

  39. Fitzy Goodnight

    Fitzy GoodnightIl y a mois

    Being a war minded spices, war would have been a reason for a apex increase, cause off survival less humans.

  40. Ash Lol

    Ash LolIl y a mois

    U ploncker the bison is still alive

  41. Javier Mendoza

    Javier MendozaIl y a mois

    they doing good in south america and are bigger

  42. noblesicks

    noblesicksIl y a mois

    Move some to Africa it see if they thrive there

  43. 《Zypher》

    《Zypher》Il y a mois

    Hey Vsauce! Michael here

  44. Jonathan Van Hassel

    Jonathan Van HasselIl y a mois

    Still sad only a few hundred are left

  45. RegalTeratorn

    RegalTeratornIl y a mois

    Birds are so cool, it's why I wanna be an Ornithologist

  46. Robert Ruork

    Robert RuorkIl y a mois

    I am quite willing to sit through interesting videos like this for an extra five minutes if ONLY you would slow down the rapid-fire voice-over. It completely detracts from the value of an otherwise fascinating and important topic. Please, SLOW DOWN!!!

  47. Ben Silverman

    Ben SilvermanIl y a mois

    I wish there was a video game mmo with oldschool big creatures of days past.

  48. y a mois

    For scavengers to live.. you need predators.. but since humans wants them all dead.. they have killed off most of earth's predators.. thus much less cadavers can be found (which mean less food..)

  49. urmamaisnoob

    urmamaisnoobIl y a mois

    That intro got me hooked.. i wanna see creatures that i didn't know existed

  50. a1hawaii

    a1hawaiiIl y a mois

    Another scavenged resource? It could very will be that some native human groups provided these birds with regular "meals". In former times, many indigenous groups, upon the death of tribe members, would perform tree or platform exposure to the elements for their departed ones. Call me crazy if you like, this was an excellent way to recycle human protein. In fact, in various cultures around the world, this was a widespread practice. Even the cave internments in the American Southwest had the intention of exposing deceased relatives to the elements. Then, nature would take its course (no pun intended!). Something to think about.............

  51. Donnell Vickers

    Donnell VickersIl y a mois

    Let's hope they are around for the next eon or so

  52. Arella Camryn

    Arella CamrynIl y a mois

    Just remembered about people opinion that looking down on scavenger it turn out they're a lot more important than people think. And old too.....

  53. jonathan verret

    jonathan verretIl y a mois

    This channel really makes modern conservation efforts seem strange, because extinction and recovery are natural cycles that have been happening for far longer than we humans have been around to shape it. An alien paleontologist will look at the history of life on Earth and classify the "Human-Induced Extinction Event" as just one of many, similar events that occurred throughout the history of life. The growth of our species resulted in the extinction or success of other species, but this seems like part of the natural cycle of things. Maybe the next era will be the Plastocine, where life learned to thrive on the massive amount of plastic waste that we produced during our brief success on the planet :)

  54. Princess Yarkor

    Princess YarkorIl y a mois

    I think I have seen them almost every year around spring I see at least one

  55. Herbert West

    Herbert WestIl y a mois

    10,000 years ago huh? Yeah... that was probably us. Good job humans. RIP.

  56. vh9network

    vh9networkIl y a mois

    fossils that date back 25 million years ago, back when the Earth was without form, dark, and a void?

  57. ThePartarar

    ThePartararIl y a mois

    Wonder if a Condor would appreciate understanding this video

  58. dominic coscarelli

    dominic coscarelliIl y a mois

    Yeah the bullet argument is crap. Other smaller vultures have been doing fine if not thriving. They eat gut piles and possibly bullet's. I think it probably more pesticides and other poisons. That's why the bald eagle weren't around in the southern states for years. Now that pesticides aren't used as much and are regulated the eagles have come back.

  59. Ethan Lam

    Ethan LamIl y a mois

    They got powercrept and couldn't keep up with the meta...

  60. helicopter weewee

    helicopter weeweeIl y a mois

    Sexiest bird alive.

  61. Miss Informed

    Miss InformedIl y a mois

    But why then didn’t the condor diminish in time? I would think evolution would favour the smaller birds.

  62. JD

    JDIl y a 7 jours

    There hasn´t been enough time for it to significantly decrease in size. Birds like the condor reproduce slowly and have very long lives, so any changes are going to be slow.

  63. Maru

    MaruIl y a mois

    Yeah 75% of all these massive mammals disappeared practically over night in terms of time from overhunting and warmer climate... come on, they found hundreds of Mammoths frozen to death in a literal moment, food still in their mouths.. there are hundreds of more examples like this proving it was a great natural disaster that caused the great extinction event, just like the dinosaurs..

  64. Patato Keftes

    Patato KeftesIl y a mois

    Watching on 0.75 speed makes so much more sense...

  65. KingAj23

    KingAj23Il y a mois

    Oh I thought he was going to say an argentavis

  66. arachnophilegrrl

    arachnophilegrrlIl y a mois

    This is very interesting. I am in North America and I've seen a lot of Moose, Elk and both sp. of deer but I've never seen a P.H. antelope ever. I've crossed the prairies over my whole life, and they are the more elusive wildlife. California Condors aren't the only ones in trouble. Even our native and wide-spread Turkey Vultures are struggling. They are hit harder by diseases like the West Nile Virus. :(

  67. Kevin Bohl

    Kevin BohlIl y a mois

    Saw one at the grand canyon last year. Such a great site!

  68. lukasz babinski

    lukasz babinskiIl y a mois

    The bisons are almost killed off so no more scavenge for them i think

  69. himani arora

    himani aroraIl y a mois

    Why has the bird not adapted a smaller size over so many years, considering changes in it's prime environment and food resources?

  70. Jordan Weir

    Jordan WeirIl y a mois

    dude its the time lost protodrake

  71. Gelmir Curufin

    Gelmir CurufinIl y a mois

    johnny cash almost made the northern condor extinct single handedly

  72. Supergirly Sofia

    Supergirly SofiaIl y a mois

    I'm so glad that humans actually intervened to save these amazing animals :)

  73. TheImpetus

    TheImpetusIl y a mois

    Should we even intervene and prevent a the extinction of a species? Species have been going extinct en masse for millions of years - it's never been the end of life itself. We're just delaying the inevitable and spending resources doing it.

  74. 6026961

    6026961Il y a mois

    TheImpetus most extinctions are caused by us, not nature. It's our job as stewards to take care of mother nature

  75. xevious2501

    xevious2501Il y a mois

    what key is maintaining a food supply for the condors, and that means reintroducing large wild animals to places of which lands were encroached upon by humans. north america has lost 90% of its wildlife due to towns and cities, farming and land reclamation. we forget how we've prevented the migration of many animals across north america. animals which use to travel from canada's northern country to as far south as florida. today there basically no migration aside from birds that happen from the midwest states to the east coast.

  76. James Poff

    James PoffIl y a mois

    Slestacks do one on slestacks because I saw them on t.v land of the lost...and I know they are real

  77. MrEmoImo

    MrEmoImoIl y a mois

    I just saw a California Condor flying above the Grand Canyon last week!

  78. Vitamin Memes

    Vitamin MemesIl y a mois

    Should we feed bunnys and deer steroids now so they can survive?

  79. Gautam Sarathy

    Gautam SarathyIl y a mois

    I thought bison still existed in the millions till the 19th century. Why didn't condors feed on them?

  80. Buggy Gamez

    Buggy GamezIl y a mois

    The biggest thing pbs eons has taught me is that Humans will only try to save a species once we know is going extinct

  81. Rory O'Keeffe

    Rory O'KeeffeIl y a mois

    Are you aware of Haast's eagle, Hapagornis, a eagle that was found in New Zealand until it's prey, the moa, disappeared, around 400-500 years ago. This eagle had a wingspan of up to 5m. Bigger than the condor.

  82. Tyrant Shuckle

    Tyrant ShuckleIl y a mois

    *Crimson King Bird* *Accidental Fast Forward*

  83. selfie kroos

    selfie kroosIl y a mois

    Wow we waited until there were 23 left!? Now they're all inbred.

  84. James Christopher Cirujano

    James Christopher CirujanoIl y a mois

    Alabama: 100

  85. RetroGameReaper

    RetroGameReaperIl y a mois

    Would it be at all possible to clone the condors? It might not be needed right now but it could help.

  86. Nick worster

    Nick worsterIl y a mois

    Why? What would be the point?

  87. 11jf111j1f1

    11jf111j1f1Il y a mois

    is a lack of food really the cause of their dramatic decline? i thought the primary reason was their susceptibility to led poisoning and dtt poisoning .

  88. Nick worster

    Nick worsterIl y a mois

    It's actually Donald Trump's fault

  89. Heather F

    Heather FIl y a mois

    Serious question: If they're an evolutionary anachronism, then why is it important to implement captive breeding, etc.? Why shouldn't we let them go extinct like the megafauna they evolved to eat? I think they're fascinating, but I wonder...

  90. Nick worster

    Nick worsterIl y a mois

    So the government can control the land in which they dwell. And in so doing can control the land outright

  91. Daniel Rayner

    Daniel RaynerIl y a mois

    Paleontology brings me inner peace. I like to think about times in the past when our beautiful planet was ruled only by nature. These majestic and long gone worlds are far better to travel to than anywhere i could travel on the planet today in our man made machines, i wish i could infect every human mind on this planet with the addiction of paleontology. Logic will get you from A to B, imagination will take you everywhere - Albert Einstein

  92. Kelly Clark D

    Kelly Clark DIl y a mois

    The way this video is presented makes me think that condors can live up to millions of years and that they were born millions of years ago and are still alive today.

  93. Nick worster

    Nick worsterIl y a mois

    Just like every single other thing that has ever existed derp

  94. Michael Wallis

    Michael WallisIl y a mois

    this bloke is either an android or needs to lay off the adderal

  95. humbug swangkerton

    humbug swangkertonIl y a mois

    the californian condor was going to go extinct naturally, just another episode in evolution.

  96. Mr Mister

    Mr MisterIl y a mois

    So then it wouldn’t be a bad thing to bring mammoths back?

  97. Mr Mister

    Mr MisterIl y a mois

    Poor California condor😔

  98. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Il y a mois

    Haast' Eagle would like a word.

  99. Trevor Knight

    Trevor KnightIl y a mois

    Great video!

  100. Sparkitus Maximus

    Sparkitus MaximusIl y a mois

    The condor is a dinosaur that is left over from the time before the great flood when the atmosphere had a 50% oxygen level. The thin atmosphere of today isn’t supporting the species.

  101. JD

    JDIl y a 7 jours

    Seems legit...

  102. Rhane Renai

    Rhane RenaiIl y a mois

    I'm so tempted killing animals so that I can left carcass for them to eat 😅

  103. Mark Jairus Guevarra

    Mark Jairus GuevarraIl y a mois

    The recommendation video are gone...? Why..? I just see comment... need help...

  104. Pranav Limaye

    Pranav LimayeIl y a mois


  105. Arthur Jones

    Arthur JonesIl y a mois

    Im becoming extinct myself....i know how the condor feels.....definatly from lack of mega fauna

  106. Lewis Goldsberry

    Lewis GoldsberryIl y a mois

    How you imagine Pelagornis could feed on dead dinosaurs

  107. Lewis Goldsberry

    Lewis GoldsberryIl y a 7 jours

    I know, i just staying

  108. JD

    JDIl y a 7 jours

    Pelagornis did not coexist with non-avian dinosaurs.

  109. End Moraine

    End MoraineIl y a 2 mois

    Maybe I'd like to learn about flying gurnards and why they even have wings in the ocean

  110. felineki

    felinekiIl y a 2 mois

    Great channel with lots of interesting videos. I'd love to see a video on the evolutionary history of the cat family.

  111. Isabel Nazario

    Isabel NazarioIl y a 2 mois

    a video discussing why so many deadly (venemous/poisonous) organisms evolved in Australia could be quite interesting

  112. SoliDeoGloria 07

    SoliDeoGloria 07Il y a 2 mois

    Awesome series!