Trekking out on the Pampas (lowlands) vast terrain, with the Andes mountains in the background…we saw remains of sheep and guanaco, hunted by the puma, which is like a very big mountain lion.

We were lucky to see a group of 8 condors. Although they are a bit shorter beak to tail than their California condor cousins, they actually have a bigger wingspan, which can reach up to 14 FEET (think about that!) The Andean condors also are far more handsome, with a black head. Since condors only eat carrion, and they were in such a big group, they must have been circling a kill. Competition for food in the wild is fierce.

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