The Giant Bird That Got Lost in Time


  1. TheRealYeti

    TheRealYetiIl y a heure

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

  2. Broockle

    BroockleIl y a 2 heures

    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.

  3. Ghastly Grinner

    Ghastly GrinnerIl y a 3 heures

    Why dont we feed them Roadkill?

  4. Markus Nävergård

    Markus NävergårdIl y a 5 heures

    the Poor Condors, stuck in a world they dont recognise

  5. Jenny Smaridge

    Jenny SmaridgeIl y a 5 heures

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

  6. Shreya Gupta

    Shreya GuptaIl y a 5 heures

    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!

  7. Doctor Choroy

    Doctor ChoroyIl y a 13 heures

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

  8. godzillafan 18

    godzillafan 18Il y a 14 heures


  9. Pup314

    Pup314Il y a 14 heures

    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.

  10. Carlos Ortiz

    Carlos OrtizIl y a 14 heures

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

  11. Agustin Iturri de Luca

    Agustin Iturri de LucaIl y a 15 heures

    What about the south american Condor

  12. The Tyrannosaurus King

    The Tyrannosaurus KingIl y a 16 heures

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

  13. Eelke V.

    Eelke V.Il y a 17 heures

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

  14. Micael Carestiato

    Micael CarestiatoIl y a 18 heures

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

  15. saxoman1

    saxoman1Il y a 19 heures

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

  16. Peeweetheparakeet

    PeeweetheparakeetIl y a 19 heures

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

  17. Sandcastle •

    Sandcastle •Il y a 20 heures

    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.

  18. Gabberag

    GabberagIl y a 20 heures

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

  19. Kevin Tong

    Kevin TongIl y a 21 heure

    So are California condors slowly evolving to be smaller?

  20. Marina Tebbenham

    Marina TebbenhamIl y a 21 heure

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

  21. Alexander Kelly

    Alexander KellyIl y a 22 heures

    Make a video on the strongest bite of all time

  22. AscendtionArc

    AscendtionArcIl y a 23 heures

    Thank you for the interesting video.

  23. bosarama

    bosaramaIl y a jour

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

  24. Coolrh13

    Coolrh13Il y a jour

    A zombie apocalypse will help it.

  25. pafnucek

    pafnucekIl y a jour

    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.

  26. Agnish Roy

    Agnish RoyIl y a jour

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

  27. David Seals

    David SealsIl y a jour

    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.

  28. Zooa Vero

    Zooa VeroIl y a jour

    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!

  29. Lazurkri

    LazurkriIl y a jour

    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!"

  30. ns90

    ns90Il y a jour

    Excellent episode and research!

  31. jaxxstraw

    jaxxstrawIl y a jour

    Survivors of the Younger Dryas meteorite strike :)

  32. George McGovern

    George McGovernIl y a jour

    More Pleistocene Epoch and Mega fauna videos, please.

  33. Sean MacIsaac

    Sean MacIsaacIl y a jour

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

  34. Event Hʘriךּon

    Event HʘriךּonIl y a jour

    Carrion my wayward soooon

  35. Ryan Orr

    Ryan OrrIl y a jour

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

  36. David Seals

    David SealsIl y a jour

    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.

  37. Elk Knuckle

    Elk KnuckleIl y a jour

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

  38. Elk Knuckle

    Elk KnuckleIl y a jour

    You leave out over hunting them....ignorant Americans shooting them.

  39. Jelmar Gerritsen

    Jelmar GerritsenIl y a jour

    I love your videos! The presenter is awesome (as well as the team behind the videos, of course)

  40. Daniel Feeny

    Daniel FeenyIl y a jour

    What a cool tie between the present and past! Please do more like this!!!!

  41. Whitney Crawford

    Whitney CrawfordIl y a jour


  42. Pam McClain

    Pam McClainIl y a jour

    Do gorgonopsid

  43. John Smith

    John SmithIl y a 2 jours

    Hi, I eat lots of dead animals as well, don't knock it.

  44. Greg Mamon

    Greg MamonIl y a 2 jours

    It's the flying turkey


    METTEWBA2BAIl y a 2 jours

    Do the evolution of the brain, if you haven't already

  46. California Condor

    California CondorIl y a 2 jours

    You won't realize how magnificent these birds are until you stand next to one.

  47. ᴸᵀᵏᵃᶦᵗˡʸⁿⁿ

    ᴸᵀᵏᵃᶦᵗˡʸⁿⁿIl y a 2 jours

    this is why humans are so weird, these would probably be dead without us, definitely with us, and are now recovering with our help.

  48. El Bottoo

    El BottooIl y a 2 jours

    the real question is, how did mastodon poop surive 10s of thousands of years without turnin into fertilizer and reabsorp by the earth...

  49. El Bottoo

    El BottooIl y a jour

    +lidian c i see.

  50. lidian c

    lidian cIl y a 2 jours

    Soil was likely very clay heavy and may have been incapable of supporting plant life?

  51. Khondker Rifat Hossain

    Khondker Rifat HossainIl y a 2 jours

    Godbless the people who have helped in this massive effort to save this majestic birds for the future generations

  52. Keg Man

    Keg ManIl y a 2 jours

    The main reason condors are struggling (both californian and andean condors) is because humans hunted them. Not for meat. But because they thought they were predating on livestock and because of issues with aircraft iirc

  53. Lava Dipper

    Lava DipperIl y a 2 jours

    0.75x speed much better

  54. ꧂Oddish꧂

    ꧂Oddish꧂Il y a 2 jours

    That time when you brought a wrong build to a mission.

  55. weshard1

    weshard1Il y a 2 jours

    This may sound cynical, but the reintroduction of species into habitats where they are scarce, often seem more to benefit human egotism, than to be of benefit to the ecosystem.

  56. weshard1

    weshard1Il y a jour

    smurfyday I disagree. I’m reminded of the projects to bring back extinct fauna. While I would love to see a living thylacine, or mammoth, reengineering them is an endeavour more influenced by our guilt, than by what is beneficial for the ecosystem, which is a long term consideration. And in the case of mammoths, climate change now seems to bear a greater responsibility for their extinction than human overhunting. Reintroduction of species isn’t as simple as most appreciate.

  57. smurfyday

    smurfydayIl y a jour

    Yes, that's just cynical.

  58. Marc Camp

    Marc CampIl y a 2 jours

    This should be in school

  59. Essam Al-Mansouri

    Essam Al-MansouriIl y a 2 jours

    Can you do an episode on human evolution? Specifically, their diet. I keep hearing that we are are evolved to be vegan because of our teeth and long intestines but I want to hear it from a credible source. Did our ancestors also eat meat?

  60. The Creator of alternate realities

    The Creator of alternate realitiesIl y a 2 jours

    Should we save animals that can't exist withoutt human help? Shouldn't we just let them die as they would do without our interference?

  61. The Entity

    The EntityIl y a 18 heures

    Though they also got over hunted by humans as well lack of food was only one of the reasons

  62. Martin Silenus

    Martin SilenusIl y a 2 jours

    I believe there has been several reliable sightings of an 8 foot tall yellow canary that lives around Astoria, Queens in New York. Has been known to roller skate and write poetry.

  63. Aquarius1011

    Aquarius1011Il y a 2 jours

    Hopefully it won't become extinct, due to lack of food, like the large haarst eagle of New Zealand.

  64. Fredrik S

    Fredrik SIl y a 2 jours

    The last megafauna was definitely killed by humans. Bisons,- and thus removing this birds last big meal.

  65. Ceul Gai

    Ceul GaiIl y a 2 jours


  66. john alley

    john alleyIl y a 2 jours

    Condors would not exist if they did not fit into the ecosystem

  67. Pascal T.

    Pascal T.Il y a 3 jours

    +++ Help the condors!! +++ Donate your body after you die, to ensure survival of the poor condors ! Everyone can help ! The condor family say thank you :)

  68. Noah24

    Noah24Il y a 3 jours

    This is interesting, baobab trees in madagascar no longer have a dispersal method for their seeds. There was once a very large lemur that is thought to have been the dispersal animal, but humans hunted it to extinction a few thousand years ago. It coincides with this discussion, but on a smaller time scale.

  69. Ryan Lopez

    Ryan LopezIl y a 3 jours

    Another amazing video, keep up the good work guys :)

  70. Bent Monkey

    Bent MonkeyIl y a 3 jours

    Aren’t we just setting them up for failure? Natural selection seemed to have given them the pink slip and we questioned its “decision”.

  71. Aldrin Paul Edquiba

    Aldrin Paul EdquibaIl y a 3 jours

    The biggest bird is BIG BIRD

  72. john hand

    john handIl y a 3 jours

    My Rooster is an Anachronism too it humps ducks

  73. Surian Tovar-Sheridan

    Surian Tovar-SheridanIl y a 3 jours

    Do one on Australian megafauna , specifically the fossil beds at riversleigh

  74. The gaming cherry Cat

    The gaming cherry CatIl y a 3 jours

    My aunt was actually one of the people re-introducing condors to the Grand Canyon so love this video

  75. Bitch Puddin

    Bitch PuddinIl y a 3 jours

    Still hoping for a Evolution of Penguins video. 🤞🤞 But as far as the video at hand a lot of condors are dying from lead poisoning from bullets that are left in dead animals that they scavenge off of. It's so bad that they ppl who have to capture the condor chicks to check their blood to help maintain the small population.

  76. Foxy Raccoon

    Foxy RaccoonIl y a 3 jours

    Wow, one of my favorite videos this channel has ever produced and that’s really saying something. I learned a lot

  77. Joe Bradshaw

    Joe BradshawIl y a 3 jours

    Coral reefs?

  78. Mike Kitchen

    Mike KitchenIl y a 3 jours

    Who are the 82 people who disliked this video? Seriously. I wanna know.

  79. Grant Amdal-barela

    Grant Amdal-barelaIl y a 3 jours

    Do sarkastodon

  80. thephenon724

    thephenon724Il y a 3 jours

    So condors are struggling to survive because there's no more large megafauna here in North America. Another big reason to support Pleistocene Rewilding. 😁

  81. Christopher Sedlak

    Christopher SedlakIl y a 3 jours

    isn't 23 well below any species' minimum viable population size? We may have bought them some time, but unless i'm mistaken the Condors are going to need some gene editing if we want to keep them becoming inbred right?

  82. Aaron S.

    Aaron S.Il y a 3 jours

    Thank you, this was extremely fascinating!

  83. TrekkieCSI101

    TrekkieCSI101Il y a 3 jours

    Can you do an episode that explains how Antarctica got all of its snow/ice, since now it is a desert with minimal precipitation? Thank you!

  84. Blueberry_Clouds

    Blueberry_CloudsIl y a 3 jours

    The California condor is one of my fav birds and I’m really happy you did a video on them :)

  85. Inti Nicolás Fierro Oroza

    Inti Nicolás Fierro OrozaIl y a 3 jours

    I was reading about condors some days ago and thought it would be interesting if you made an episode about it. Really curious. Does the megafauna also explain the size of the Andean condor? How is the area the Andean condor inhabits so large even after the extinction of megafauna?

  86. Mark Brockman

    Mark BrockmanIl y a 3 jours

    That was a good episode. I should search what you have before posting this, but opossums are one of my favorite ancient animals. If you could go into detail about why they only live two years (and have been around for 70 million) that would be cool. (Unless you already did one on possums)

  87. Rick Kwitkoski

    Rick KwitkoskiIl y a 3 jours

    It always amazes me to see ANY thumbs down on these videos.

  88. Dalton Hill

    Dalton HillIl y a 3 jours

    Can y'all guys do a video on the biggest land mammal of all time Paleoloxodon namadicus

  89. William Ponder

    William PonderIl y a 3 jours

    Could y'all do something on ichnology?

  90. Salvador Cabrera

    Salvador CabreraIl y a 3 jours

    I think I saw a California Condor in somerton. At first I tought it was a Turkey Vulture but it was too big. So I think they are expanding their territory.

  91. Brandon Sergent

    Brandon SergentIl y a 3 jours

    Why was this so fascinating?

  92. Ignacio Mercado Villagra

    Ignacio Mercado VillagraIl y a 3 jours

    Condorito would be proud

  93. ItsBart

    ItsBartIl y a 3 jours

    Why are humans such jerks to animals? Are we just too selfish?

  94. Val’s PTSD

    Val’s PTSDIl y a 3 jours

    I’ve lived most of my life in the western US. I used to marvel at the antelope-they seem like someone released an African population of gazelle. So amazingly out of place. This was the BEST video you have done. It shows that the world changes ALL the time. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow. But there is a visible creature that lived on different foods than are now left. They are doing their best to adapt. Great episode!!!!!

  95. AphidKirby

    AphidKirbyIl y a 3 jours

    I thought this was gonna be about Argentavis, but i'm glad it's about a bird we still have today, we're very lucky to breath the same air......... that said.... an episode on Argentavis wouldn't hurt at all

  96. Felipe González Klever

    Felipe González KleverIl y a 3 jours

    Don't forget us in south América

  97. MrShelbyGTman

    MrShelbyGTmanIl y a 3 jours

    11,000 years ago North America was hit by an Asteroid that prematurely ended the mega-fauna and the ice age.

  98. Emil Andreasson

    Emil AndreassonIl y a 3 jours

    Why is the fauna in europe and north america so simular?

  99. The Paleo Miner

    The Paleo MinerIl y a 3 jours

    Time needs to adopt a map system of some kind...I've been seeing a bunch of things getting lost there

  100. Andreas Wagner

    Andreas WagnerIl y a 3 jours

    Please, could you speak a bit slower?

  101. BJ Nicholls

    BJ NichollsIl y a 3 jours

    I'd like an air burial. Let the vultures feast.

  102. Dana Moeskau

    Dana MoeskauIl y a 3 jours

    Soo?...the condor is the megalodon?

  103. FoolWise

    FoolWiseIl y a 3 jours

    Its really refreshing to hear that, just once in a while, we humans also saved a species :-)

  104. extragirth64

    extragirth64Il y a 4 jours

    Damn that asteroid that hit Greenland 12000-11500 years ago. North America seemed like an awesome place before then.

  105. LeTopo

    LeTopoIl y a 4 jours

    This condor surviving since the pleistocene impresses me more than the horseshoecrab surviving for like 240 million years.

  106. Finn Smeaden

    Finn SmeadenIl y a 4 jours

    This is cool