06 March 2021

70-year-old albatross gives birth to chick

Wisdom the albatross, the world's oldest known wild bird, has had a chick at the age of at least 70.

The Laysan albatross hatched the chick on 1 February in a wildlife refuge in the North Pacific Ocean, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has said.

Laysan albatrosses usually only live for 12-40 years. But Wisdom was first identified by researchers in 1956. 
The rest of the story is at the BBC.

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