Over the years I have acquired an assortment of California condor-themed drinking vessels and beverage containers. Such items are another example of the broad interest by people in an endangered species.
The 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores produced this plastic cup, probably in the 1970s:
A note on the reverse side indicates that the stores were, for every cup sold, donating a penny to bald eagle recovery efforts.
The Brickskeller brewery of Pittsburgh produced this beer can:
The removable pull tab dates this to before the mid-1980s.
This shot glass features an etched image of a California condor and the text “San Diego Wild Animal Park” and “California Condor”:
A stein produced by the Avon company includes an image of a condor and other animals:
Here is part of the text from the stein’s box:
Finally, the best item in this set, a tiny bottle in the form of a roosting California condor:
The bird’s head and ruff are the bottle’s stopper.
Here’s to another year of progress in the recovery of the California condor!