Video of Man Petting a Condor Goes Viral for Wrong Reason

StoryfulPublished: June 16, 2017Updated: June 17, 201712 views
Published: June 16, 2017Updated: June 17, 2017

Footage of a baby condor approaching and nuzzling his rescuer went viral on social media but partly for the wrong reasons. Nestor David who filmed the video told Storyful that his cousin Edgardo Della Gaspera rescued the young bird after it fell from its nest and was caring for him when the footage was filmed last month. The video attracted much attention after some reports incorrectly claimed that the bird had flown down to visit Della Gaspera. However, a local article citing him corrected the claim, saying that the bird was still in Della Gaspera’s care and too young to fly. According to David, the condor is still living with Della Gaspera and is roaming around his farm freely. David shared two other videos of the bird that show him taking a bath and running towards the camera when he hears his name, Condorito. Credit: Facebook/Nestor David via Storyful

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