As you may know, California Condors almost went extinct thirty years ago, and the remaining specimens were trapped and placed into zoos or else a captive breeding program. Lately, the captive breeding program has had enough good luck that the total number of living condors got up to the several hundreds. So, they wanted to reintroduce the birds into their normal habitat. One such reintroduction spot is within the boundaries of the Pinnacles. The wildlife biologists placed one adult male bird with a bunch of young adolescent birds in a flight pen. That way the adult could teach the young'uns how to tear their meat apart, preen their feathers, and all of that birdy stuff. Then the young birds were released to soar over the same hills where their ancestors soared. Each released bird is equipped with a GPS device, a telemetry transmitter, and an indentification number tag. It is not uncommon to be hiking over the High Peaks Trail and have a bird with a ten-foot wingspan soar right over your head. Don't worry, they do not eat live food.
Oh, this is your federal tax dollars at work.