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This video may very well be the most unique and sweetest bonding ever seen between a human and a wild bird! This is not just any bird though, it’s a massive condor! When this condor fell from his nest as a baby, the man in the video saved his life and nursed him back to health until he could take to the skies once again.

In the video, this condor literally appears to be cuddling his friend like a dog. He is quite obviously ecstatic to see his rescuer again and frequently flies back for a reunion.

According to Animal Fact Guide, a condor’s wingspan can reach three meters (or 10 feet) long with the California Condor being the largest flying bird in North America.

It is not unusual for wild animals to form a special bond with their rescuers and it has been seen time and time again, even after years have passed, that they still remember and even visit their guardian angels. This goes to show the human and animal bond is strong and should never be taken for granted.

Although this video is very sweet, we do not recommend interacting with a wild animal unless you are a professional rehabilitator or have been given instructions from a professional. If you ever come across an injured animal who needs help, check out these animal rescue hotlines. 

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11 Months Ago

Many years ago, my mom rescued a seagull on the beach that was being attacked by a pack of dogs. Apparently, the gull\'s wing was broken. Mom took the gull to our house (on the beach), built a secure pen with chicken wire and covering to protect it from the sun. She wrapped the wing and fed it, looked after it and when it finally healed, she brought it back to the beach where she found it and set it free. Every single day, until the day she died, that gull returned and mom was the only one it allowed to touch. She\'d just caress its head, spoke to it and then it would take off. The day of her funeral, just before the hearses were leaving, that same gull (it had unique markings) flew overhead three times, then took off and we never saw it again. Even after all these years, it still gives me goosebumps and tears. Animals are amazing and they do remember those who\'ve been kind.

11 Months Ago

the very unique world we live in.

11 Months Ago

Condorman Returns!

11 Months Ago

Many birds that are nestlings imprint on the first moving thing they see, after they hatch.
One of the endangered storks in this country is hatched in an incubator, the workers put on a "costume" with a large accurately colored stork\'s head, so the hatchlings will not imprint on people. When they imprint on people they , follow them around, and don\'t learn how to be a stork. It is also done with whooping cranes.
This Condor must have been successful at being a Condor.

Nunya Biz
13 Jun 2017

The article said the bird fell out of the nest, so I seriously doubt the human was the first thing it saw.

Jim C
11 Months Ago

Beautiful. So wonderful to see. Animals are so wonderful.

david & darquise thompson
11 Months Ago

great video of bond with wild creatures. we loved it....

john pasqua
11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

Un amigo hermoso! What a lucky guy to have a donor visit. Anyone who says animals are stupid or do not have feelings should see this.

Otto Tomasch
13 Jun 2017

The same applies to fish. But I am alone with this opinion. Jesus provided fish for his people, but never fish on a hook.

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