Authorities from Grand Canyon National Park discovered a dead man after bird watchers from a conservation group spotted two endangered California condors behaving strangely near the man's body. Rangers found the man along the Colorado River near Navajo Bridge. Officials from the Coconino County medical examiners office are investigating the circumstances of his death. California condors, the largest bird species in North America, faced extinction in the 1980s when hunting and poisoning dropped their numbers to 22. The species has since made a gradual comeback, with 180 condors now living in the wild.
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