World’s oldest known wild bird gives birth to another chick at age of 70

Wisdom the albatross, the world’s oldest known wild bird, has birthed a chick at the age of 70, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has announced.

According to the USFWS, the Laysan albatross hatched the chick on 1 February in a wildlife refuge in the North Pacific Ocean.

Laysan albatrosses usually only live for 12-40 years. But Wisdom was first identified by researchers in 1956.

 

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Although Wisdom hatched her chick in February, the birth – which took place in the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge, in a US minor outlying island in the North Pacific – has only been reported this week.

“Wisdom laid her egg sometime during the last few days of November,” the USFWS wrote in its statement announcing the new arrival.

“Soon after, Wisdom returned to sea to forage and her mate Akeakamai took over incubation duties. Albatross parents share incubation duties and once the chick hatches, share feeding duties.”

The father of the chick is Wisdom’s partner, Akeakamai, who she has been with since 2012, US wildlife officials said.

Albatrosses usually mate for life, but it wildlife officials believe Wisdom had other partners in the past that are now dead.

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The USFWS believes she has had at least 30 to 36 chicks in her lifetime which is remarkable because Albatrosses only hatch one egg every few years.

 

 

 

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Olaleye Zainab

wow

Busari Nasirudeen

May God protects both

Ogundeji Goodness Damilola

Wow

Abass kanyinsola

Incredible

Busari Nasirudeen

70 year old bird 🐦 that’s amazing 😱

Orhuerakpo Bartholomew Oghenefega

Ok

Bartholomew Oghenefega Orhuerakpo

Wow

Bartholomew Oghenefega Orhuerakpo

Love it

Taofeek Olawunmi

Wow at that age Lol

Busari Roqeeb

Its very divine sign

Busari Wasiu

Work of God

Mina Derefaka

WOW

Adesanya Amirat Oyindamola

Ok

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Huh

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Good

Adesanya Amirat Oyindamola

Hun

Taofeek Olawunmi

Wow!!!

Qaasim Adam Feyintola

That’s great
We won’t be out of the species of the bird

Favour Anowai

This great

Aworinde Michael damilare

Cool

Ibrahim Temitope

Wow

Adedotun Adedamola

Awesome

Busari Nasirudeen

Wow wonder shall never ends

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God’s power

Fawaz Olalekan

nice

Busari Roqeeb

God is wonderful

Gift West

Wow

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Amazing

olayiwola Hameed

God is good

olayiwola Hameed

Wonderful God

Ogunsakin oluwatoyin

Congratulations

Victory Egilewe

Wow