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Canyon Condor Puppet Show Returns to Grand Canyon

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Boo the condor puppet during one of his 2010 performances at Grand Canyon National Park
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News Release Date: July 20, 2011
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The National Park Service and Great Arizona Puppet Theater proudly present the second annual performance of Canyon Condor, a fun and educational puppet show.This free program will be presented August 1 – 6, at 2:00 p.m. in the Shrine of the Ages Auditorium on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Canyon Condor is the story of “Boo,” a California condor who hatches and grows up at the Grand Canyon. Through story and song, Boo and the audience learn about the four stages a condor goes through before becoming an adult scavenger, and the importance of condors to the ecosystem of the Grand Canyon.

The hour-long show was written and produced by Nancy Smith of Great Arizona Puppet Theater (GAPT) especially for Grand Canyon National Park. GAPT was established in 1983 and specializes in puppet shows which educate children and celebrate the rich culture, heritage, and ecology of Arizona.

Funding for this event is provided by the Grand Canyon Association.

For more information please contact Judy Hellmich-Bryan, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Education, at 928-638-7760 or via email at e-mail us.To learn more about GAPT, please visit http://www.azpuppets.org/.

 -NPS-

Did You Know?

THE INNER GORGE OF THE GRAND CANYON, 1200 feet (366m)

Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)