On their way home, Crayn remarked, ‘Oh, yes, we will help the condors as they are amazing, re-markable and extraordinary birds. They’ll be extinct in the wild soon if they keep on losing their eggs to poachers. See, Matica, condors feed in flocks, but we haven’t seen any others flying around. I wonder < hmm, I really wonder. ...We have seen the condors only for the last three years and we’ve never seen
young birds flying with them. And we heard the poachers only last year.’
‘What are you getting at?’
‘Well, this pair must be young and must have come from a different part of the Andes and settled here. Maybe it was their first egg last year? But how do the poachers know that?’
‘You really mean that?’ Matica said, excited. A smile played around her mouth.