California Condor (08:33)
Host: Brynn Walling with Dr. Mike Wallace
Status: Endangered/ Listed on March 11, 1967
Scientific Name: Gymnogyps californianus
Description: San Diego Zoo Global has a long history of involvement in the conservation, captive breeding, and return to the wild of California condors. In this interview Dr. Mike Wallace talks about the early efforts to recover the species to today's challenges.
Relict Leopard Frog (08:33)
Host: Brynn Walling with Michael Burroughs
Status: Candidate/ Conservation to preclude ESA listing
Scientific Name: Lithobates onca
Description: The relict leopard frog was believed to be extinct until three populations were discovered during the early 1990s. While the rare frog has not been found in Utah since 1950, it is at home in freshwater springs in Nevada and Arizona.
Lange's Metalmark Butterfly (03:50)
Host: Brynn Walling with Josh Hall
Status: Endangered/ Listed on June 8, 1967
Scientific Name: Apodemia mormo langei
Description: The Lange's metalmark is a reddish-orange butterfly with only a 1.5-inch wingspan. Its last known home is the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1980 specifically to protect the butterfly and two related rare plants, the Antioch Dunes evening primrose and Contra Costa wallflower. All three are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.