At age 66 Wisdom, the Laysan albatross, is the oldest wild bird in the world. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that she successfully hatched another chick last Thursday at the U.S. Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge that she calls home.
First tagged in 1956, Wisdom wasn’t seen again until 2002, 46 years later. She was most likely hatched at the refuge all those years back, explaining why she returns to have her babies there every year alongside her lifelong mate, Akeakamai. More here