The Giant Bird That Got Lost in Time


  1. felineki

    felinekiIl y a 3 heures

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

  2. move i'm gay

    move i'm gayIl y a 5 heures

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

  3. SoliDeoGloria 07

    SoliDeoGloria 07Il y a 7 heures

    Awesome series!

  4. Duoch Irkz Nemesis IV

    Duoch Irkz Nemesis IVIl y a 16 heures


  5. Caesar

    CaesarIl y a jour

    2:10 I thought that he said Tyrion

  6. daddyofour

    daddyofourIl y a jour

    Bruh what about the chilean Condor

  7. Sylkis89

    Sylkis89Il y a jour

    Interestingly, all rainforests are examples of entire ecosystems that are lost in time and no longer fit the modern environment on the planet... they couldn't develop during the ice ages it was way back when the planet was hot and all of the land including the poles was all a massive jungle... and later on when the climate cooled down most of it disappeared with just small chunks in the tropics remaining... and which is why a rainforest cannot recover after being cut down and why it's so detrimental the deforestation of Amazon and such especially with their globally stabilising role with the weather being much more aggressive hadn't it been for their regulatory moisturising effect on the planet's scale... but lol maybe with the global warming when we reach temps high enough on the poles it will grow back, given the temperature grows slow enough not to just wipe out all the life on the way before the forests manage to expand...

  8. Danielle E.

    Danielle E.Il y a jour

    Thank you.

  9. Erik Iacopelli

    Erik IacopelliIl y a jour

    the condors in captivity. How do they feed them? Give then raw fresh meat or do they let it start to rot first?

  10. Erik Iacopelli

    Erik IacopelliIl y a jour

    we r the reason, Humans just love killing things off

  11. J-Man88UK

    J-Man88UKIl y a jour

    And what do we do? Capture them and put numbers on them. Go humans.

  12. Matthew

    MatthewIl y a jour

    Very cool! Never knew this about the California Condor. Looking forward to learning about other "lost in time" animals that are best adapted for extinct ecosystems.

  13. Emyr Lewis

    Emyr LewisIl y a 2 jours

    Donate the dead ? Could provide a extra food recourse. Better than pumping them with formaldehyde and shoving them in the ground. No need for such poisons

  14. FalschRum

    FalschRumIl y a 2 jours

    When you show those great reconstructions of how long extinct animals might have looked like I always wonder if you could reconstruct the sounds that they made. Could you maybe make an episode about that? :)

  15. B.Y.E.

    B.Y.E.Il y a 2 jours

    Proghorns are definitely the fastest things I've ever seen...I was driving 100 Km/hr in Saskatchewan alongside a herd going about the same speed.or faster.

  16. theDarksunsShine

    theDarksunsShineIl y a 2 jours

    Extraordinary video but I have just one question: How and where did you, friends, come across the conclusion that pronghorns can achieve 60mph? That seems a bit...exaggerated.

  17. Dawn Allen

    Dawn AllenIl y a 2 jours

    Evolution of the platypus

  18. dwon da

    dwon daIl y a 2 jours

    4:48 Killed me. 😂😂😂 “Way faster than it needs to be.”

  19. Walston Stone

    Walston StoneIl y a 2 jours

    This will probably extinct like Ho-oh I used to see Ho-oh near my house

  20. William Hammonds

    William HammondsIl y a 3 jours

    Could you do a video on the evolution, rise, and diversity of the Hadrosauridae family of dinosaurs? They are my favorite and would love to know more about them.

  21. AirIUnderwater

    AirIUnderwaterIl y a 3 jours

    I came here for knowledge, but got feels instead. :(

  22. Sol Soman

    Sol SomanIl y a 3 jours

    Hi you should do a video on the giant "Water King" penguin!

  23. Sedithke

    SedithkeIl y a 3 jours

    This one is among the most interesting episodes of the series! Thank you!

  24. AMLIfied

    AMLIfiedIl y a 3 jours

    Amazing to think that they managed to rebound back from a population of only 23. At those numbers it would have been all too easy for their lineage to end right there. I can think of several animals that were similarly attempted to be preserved, like several species of rhinos, or more relatable for me the Tasmanian tiger (granted this was back in the 30s), but with diminishing results until extinction.

  25. Mitchell Juillerat

    Mitchell JuilleratIl y a 3 jours

    Love to see a video based on the age old question. “Which came first, the chicken or the egg”

  26. Dylan Gosney

    Dylan GosneyIl y a 3 jours

    You should also do a video on the benefits of bringing North and South American species back from the evolutionary graveyard and talk about how wolves changed Yosemite. You may have done a video on that, but if not you totally should. My previous comment is more interesting in my opinion however

  27. Dylan Gosney

    Dylan GosneyIl y a 3 jours

    Will you do a video on why Dinosaurs were reptiles instead of amphibians. I've always thought it was interesting that while amphibians are older there's larger specimens and more hype over reptiles because of the dinos

  28. International Harvester

    International HarvesterIl y a 4 jours

    La Vaquita, por favor.

  29. Jake Smith

    Jake SmithIl y a 4 jours

    A video on Cenozoic reef history would be nice

  30. Emily Moss

    Emily MossIl y a 4 jours

    Can you do a video explaining how such a gigantic bird takes off?

  31. Eric Ritchie

    Eric RitchieIl y a 4 jours

    TIL that North America had a cheetah.

  32. Kevin Lucero

    Kevin LuceroIl y a 4 jours

    Could u guys do a video about the Australian megafauna

  33. Deja Spriggs

    Deja SpriggsIl y a 4 jours

    Cue the Dee Reynolds jokes

  34. RaptorLover :3

    RaptorLover :3Il y a 4 jours

    Goddamn that's one sad bird

  35. Angry Panda

    Angry PandaIl y a 4 jours

    Idk if you would make this into a video but here's my Question. Question: Did any dinosaurs interbreed and have hybrid offspring that would be sterile or fertile?

  36. Jeremy Backman

    Jeremy BackmanIl y a 5 jours

    I grew up in Casper Wyoming and have literally seen pronghorn run 60ish mph for bursts. It is insane how fast they are.

  37. Alon Symons

    Alon SymonsIl y a 5 jours

    Would look it if you guys could do something on the evolution of venom, their associated ducts and why snakes don't poison themselves

  38. Erik H.

    Erik H.Il y a 5 jours

    Can you do a video about animals that lived their whole life. Like how often is it that something doesn't get eatn or crushed and lives its full life span. I hope I worded that well.

  39. Dr Pancake Face

    Dr Pancake FaceIl y a 5 jours

    With all the wild boar in the Midwest I'm surprised these birds aren't doing better there. That's a lot of large animals that eventually die.

  40. Patrick

    PatrickIl y a 5 jours

    See, they used to go to Canada, but since we put up borders now they don’t. That’s why they’re going extinct. THE WALL KILLS ANIMALS /s

  41. Terence Michaels

    Terence MichaelsIl y a 5 jours

    Please! No background distracts and for me spoils otherwise excellent videos.

  42. somesh kumar

    somesh kumarIl y a 6 jours

    thank god , these giants still patrol the sky & not extinct.

  43. Luis Gutierrez

    Luis GutierrezIl y a 6 jours

    I thought the maim threat to condors was habitat loss... I actually had the privilege of seeing several in person. They were all hovering in the sky like a dead animal was near... Huge animals. Dark.. Reminded me of like a dark Disney witch haha. Haunting beauty none the less beautiful and harmless of course but i can see how some ppl would say they're bad 😌

  44. Levi Huttner

    Levi HuttnerIl y a 6 jours

    PLEASE do a video about the evolution of pterosaurs! I want to learn about the evolution of the largest flying creatures to ever exist :)

  45. Nicolas-Ocarina Personal Channel

    Nicolas-Ocarina Personal ChannelIl y a 6 jours

    Do the Andes Condor next!

  46. MZA Method Man

    MZA Method ManIl y a 6 jours

    C'MON ARGENTAVIS (just started vid)

  47. Jimmy Lay

    Jimmy LayIl y a 6 jours

    Why would you want to secure their future? Their time has passed. Let them go in peace.

  48. PlainsPup

    PlainsPupIl y a 6 jours

    This is really excellent, and one of my new favorite Eons. Great job covering some of the major topics of Pleistocene-Holocene biology. Please do one on Pleistocene rewilding, too. In the meantime, thank you!

  49. Maya Fillmore

    Maya FillmoreIl y a 6 jours

    Have you done a video on the La Brea Tar Pits? Please consider focusing on this pit... your video on the Eocene Lethal Lake is one of my favourites, and I think they may be a little similar. Love your content!

  50. imp fuck

    imp fuckIl y a 6 jours

    I thought it was Argentavis

  51. Wynand Lens

    Wynand LensIl y a 6 jours

    Needed to give a shoutout to the people to that made the condors come back

  52. Mew mew

    Mew mewIl y a 7 jours

    I think a complete video on anachronism should be very interesting

  53. Laydie Elle

    Laydie ElleIl y a 7 jours

    Problem: condors are used to really giant carcasses. Solution: provide more giant carcasses. Bring back the woolly mammoth!

  54. Laydie Elle

    Laydie ElleIl y a 3 jours

    +thegreatbutterfly I'm up for that.😎

  55. thegreatbutterfly

    thegreatbutterflyIl y a 3 jours

    Woolly Mammoths would live way up north where condors don't go. Bring back the Columbian mammoth and Shasta ground sloth.

  56. diebesgrab

    diebesgrabIl y a 7 jours

    I know I made a suggestion a week ago, but I’d like to throw the evolution of fur out there as an idea for a video. Or maybe the extinction of non-mammalian synapsids? I mean, was that a sudden event, like with the non-avian dinosaurs, or did it happen a lot more slowly? I don’t even know that much, nobody seems to talk about it.

  57. Eric Taylor

    Eric TaylorIl y a 7 jours

    Why does more dead marine life wash up in California? Florida has cost on 3 sides of the state, California only has one coast.

  58. Laydie Elle

    Laydie ElleIl y a 7 jours

    That's an interesting question. It might be interesting to research it. :)

  59. Eric Taylor

    Eric TaylorIl y a 7 jours

    I have already seen one.

  60. Roy Barron

    Roy BarronIl y a 7 jours

    Wow didn't know all this time they still around

  61. WingDings Gaster

    WingDings GasterIl y a 7 jours

    This is my real-life spirit animal.

  62. Lunar Divider

    Lunar DividerIl y a 7 jours

    Ironic that the reveler of death is the last mega boi

  63. The Boi Mk

    The Boi MkIl y a 7 jours

    Put some of these birds in Texas so that farmers can kill hogs without wasting the meat or having to clean up. Would help repopulate the birds and would be an awesome tourist destination

  64. Jason Knott

    Jason KnottIl y a 7 jours

    Yay science!

  65. Erik H.

    Erik H.Il y a 7 jours

    Im os happy theyre making awesome videos again

  66. TheRealYeti

    TheRealYetiIl y a 7 jours

    Please do a video on how our digestion had become accustomed to eating cooked food and lost the ability to process raw meat.

  67. Broockle

    BroockleIl y a 7 jours

    A video on Brassica Oleracea (or the Wild Mustard Plant) could be interesting. All the different vegetables humans were able to cultivate from just one type of plant. Maybe there's also other examples of humans doing this with other plants.

  68. Markus Nävergård

    Markus NävergårdIl y a 7 jours

    the Poor Condors, stuck in a world they dont recognise

  69. Jenny Smaridge

    Jenny SmaridgeIl y a 7 jours

    would love to learn about the evolution of North and South American cats like the mountain lion, lynx, ocelot etc!

  70. Shreya Gupta

    Shreya GuptaIl y a 7 jours

    Lol I got emotional at "lost in time, out of place in our world." Their home and their friends are gone, but they're still somehow holding on. Wtf is wrong with me? It's the sad background music's fault!

  71. longtail4711

    longtail4711Il y a 8 jours

    I remember as a little girl growing up during the 80's following the conservation efforts of the California condor and bald eagles after the DDT crisis. They had only 24 condors left in existence then. A few years ago I visited the Grand Canyon and got to see three California condors flying wild. It was a breathtaking moment. All the people who worked so hard to care for the last living population have my deepest gratitude. They are incredible, and the world would be a darker, sadder place without them.

  72. Doctor Choroy

    Doctor ChoroyIl y a 8 jours

    No one cares about the south american condor :'c it's the national symbol of Chile

  73. godzillafan 18

    godzillafan 18Il y a 8 jours


  74. Pup314

    Pup314Il y a 8 jours

    Why not introduce Condors in to Yellowstone NP, where the mega fauna that still exists, are concentrated? Bison, Elk, Bears, Salmon carcases, should be able to support a small colony of Condors. Or reintroduce bison into California. Actually we could do both things.

  75. Carlos Ortiz

    Carlos OrtizIl y a 8 jours

    What about argentavies it was I think! The biggest bird scavenger

  76. Agustin Iturri de Luca

    Agustin Iturri de LucaIl y a 8 jours

    What about the south american Condor

  77. The Tyrannosaurus King

    The Tyrannosaurus KingIl y a 8 jours

    But all the eastern have a coast so why did they disappear from those areas.

  78. Eelke V.

    Eelke V.Il y a 8 jours

    Extremely interesting! And love the reference to pronghorn! Saw many when I lived in Wyoming! Greetings from the Netherlands!

  79. Micael Carestiato

    Micael CarestiatoIl y a 8 jours

    I have never heard of biological anachronism, very interesting! Thank you for this video =)

  80. saxoman1

    saxoman1Il y a 8 jours

    Please do a video about the last common ancestor (LCA) between vertebrates and invertebrates!

  81. Peeweetheparakeet

    PeeweetheparakeetIl y a 8 jours

    I’ve hiked in the condor Sanctuary, my house is only something around 15-20 miles away.

  82. Sandcastle •

    Sandcastle •Il y a 8 jours

    A lot of mental gymnastics going on here. The problem is humans, that kill condors, reduce habitats and don't leave dead deer lying about, not to mention letting other animals live that will leave dead deer lying about.

  83. Gabberag

    GabberagIl y a 8 jours

    Avocado is another example of this, like the wild squash. The seed just wont fit in any mamal's holes anymore.

  84. Kevin Tong

    Kevin TongIl y a 8 jours

    So are California condors slowly evolving to be smaller?

  85. Marina Tebbenham

    Marina TebbenhamIl y a 8 jours

    Funny you talk of squash... I'm literally about to cook squash for the first time ever, and you mention squash...

  86. Alexander Kelly

    Alexander KellyIl y a 8 jours

    Make a video on the strongest bite of all time

  87. i'm a alien

    i'm a alienIl y a 8 jours

    What I got from this is that, in the famous debate in Jurassic Park, Ian Malcolm was wrong and John Hammond was right. Malcolm was wrong about condors being killed by deforestation - nature had already selected them for extinction when most of their food sources died. And Hammond was right to clone prehistoric megafauna, because he could bring those food sources back. We must clone prehistoric animals for the good of the condors!

  88. AscendtionArc

    AscendtionArcIl y a 8 jours

    Thank you for the interesting video.

  89. bosarama

    bosaramaIl y a 8 jours

    Magnificent as always. thank you for making my sundays more interesting!

  90. Coolrh13

    Coolrh13Il y a 8 jours

    A zombie apocalypse will help it.

  91. pafnucek

    pafnucekIl y a 8 jours

    Human species is anachronism. They evolved surplus of consciousness and social structures in order to cope with diseases, predators and resource shortage. Now, that the ecosystem has been permanently transformed by them, those specialized adaptations are the reason for our imminent extinction.

  92. Agnish Roy

    Agnish RoyIl y a 8 jours

    Isn't it smaller than albatross? I heard an albatross' wingspan can reach 20 feet...!

  93. David Seals

    David SealsIl y a 8 jours

    California Condors are extremely sensitive to lead they ingest from animals shot by hunters that run off and die and the birds will eat lead fragments in the meat they swallow and many had been shot by shotguns high in the air where only a few shot hit them and would only penetrate the skin maybe by 1/4 inch where they slowly killed the birds with lead poisoning. Some were electrocuted on power lines and some ingested antifreeze. Their environment had become to polluted for them to be able to survive in it.

  94. Ben Xissor

    Ben XissorIl y a 9 jours

    What... was up with ichthyosaur's limb anatomy??? why did they look like honeycomb?

  95. Ben Xissor

    Ben XissorIl y a 9 jours

    they look like corn on the cob what is up with that?

  96. Zooa Vero

    Zooa VeroIl y a 9 jours

    Would love to see a feature on the evolution of sharks as we know them. So many bizarre steps along the way, should make for a fascinating watch!

  97. Lazurkri

    LazurkriIl y a 9 jours

    This bird evolved for a ecosystem that would have been a hunters dream... Also, when you said "their name stands for purifier", I suddenly had a image of a Space marine with a flamer and a jetpack cruising around screaming "purge them in holy fire!"

  98. ns90

    ns90Il y a 9 jours

    Excellent episode and research!

  99. jaxxstraw

    jaxxstrawIl y a 9 jours

    Survivors of the Younger Dryas meteorite strike :)

  100. George McGovern

    George McGovernIl y a 9 jours

    More Pleistocene Epoch and Mega fauna videos, please.

  101. Sean MacIsaac

    Sean MacIsaacIl y a 9 jours

    I'd love to see a video about the growth and changes of the world's mountain ranges

  102. Event Hʘriךּon

    Event HʘriךּonIl y a 9 jours

    Carrion my wayward soooon

  103. Ryan Orr

    Ryan OrrIl y a 9 jours

    Shout out to SDZG! (which I may or may not be employed by)

  104. David Seals

    David SealsIl y a 8 jours

    Ryan Orr San Diego Zoo was so responsible for saving this bird as the numbers were dropping like a rock and oddly the Audubon Society was in battle in court to not interfere with them and to leave them in the wild to the point that a viable Gene pool would even be left to be able to breed a bird that had never even been successfully bread in captivity before until the San Diego Zoo presented the plan of action they had come up with to save them and the court ruled in favor of the Zoo as the clock to extinction ticked to 11:59. In the final moments the birds were brought in and half were sent to the Los Angeles Zoo in case a desease somehow infected the flock in one location there would still be at least some birds that would not be affected at the other zoo. Then ever so slowly the first successful hatching occurred in LA and over the next three years both zoos were having success ever so slowly because there were so few pairs breeding and because Condors are what is known as a slow breeder laying only one or two eggs per year and sometimes not breeding at all some years along with not reaching breeding age until four or five years old. It was the most incredible return from extinction we will probably ever whiteness. And I could go on and on but I’ll leave it with this last tidbit of information. This species is the only one with the distinction of being an American species now classified as an introduced species. Introduced meaning like the European Starling was introduced to America by man it did not arrive here by itself. A sad classification for a Nobel bird who evolved here in America.

  105. Elk Knuckle

    Elk KnuckleIl y a 9 jours

    There were horses, but never camels here....ever. -Native not American.

  106. George McGovern

    George McGovernIl y a 9 jours

    Sorry, but horses and camels originated in North America:The earliest known camel, called Protylopus, lived in North America 40 to 50 million years ago (during the Eocene). It was about the size of a rabbit and lived in the open woodlands of what is now South Dakota. By 35 million years ago, the Poebrotherium was the size of a goat and had many more traits similar to camels and llamas.The hoofed Stenomylus, which walked on the tips of its toes, also existed around this time, and the long-necked Aepycamelus evolved in the Miocene.The direct ancestor of all modern camels, Procamelus, existed in the upper Miocene and lower Pliocene.Around 3-5 million years ago, the North American Camelidae spread to South America as part of the Great American Interchange via the newly formed Isthmus of Panama, where they gave rise to guanacos and related animals, and to Asia via the Bering land bridge. Surprising finds of fossil Paracamelus on Ellesmere Island beginning in 2006 in the high Canadian Arctic indicate the dromedary is descended from a larger, boreal browser whose hump may have evolved as an adaptation in a cold climate.This creature is estimated to have stood around nine feet tall.The last camel native to North America was Camelops hesternus, which vanished along with horses, short-faced bears, mammoths and mastodons, ground sloths, sabertooth cats, and many other megafauna, coinciding with the migration of humans from Asia