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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: March 4, 2013
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - The National Park Service and Great Arizona Puppet Theater are proud to again present Canyon Condor, a fun and educational puppet show. Free performances will be offered daily, March 11 - 16, at 1 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 Grand Canyon ecosystem. 

The hour-long puppet 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 that educate children and celebrate the rich culture, heritage, and ecology of Arizona.  

Funding for this event is provided by the park's cooperating association and fundraising partner, 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?

COLORADO RIVER AT THE BOTTOM OF GRAND CANYON

From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.