Zion National Park's Condor No. 299 Is No More

Condor No. 299, frequently seen soaring over the canyons of Zion National Park, has been found dead in a remote area southeast of the park. NPS photo by Eddie Feltes.

Condor No. 299, arguably the most-viewed condor in Zion National Park, has died. The bird's body was found in a remote canyon southeast of the park.

The 11-year-old male was found after a search that involved a telemetry flight via airplane. It also took biologist Eddie Feltes a hike of several miles and a 300-foot rappel to recover the carcass.

Park officials hope a laboratory necropsy will shed light on what killed the condor.