California condors once soared the US Pacific Coast, but by 1982, their dwindling numbers forced conservationists to bring the few remaining birds into captivity. This book follows the condor's journey from its brush with extinction to today's efforts to eliminate lead poisoning and other threats that continue to endanger the species. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.