Wisdom : World’s Oldest wild bird produced young one at 67


Wisdom laid an egg at 67:

The world’s oldest wild bird named as Wisdom the albatross has become a mother again at the age of 67. The Wisdom has laid an egg at the age of 67 at her home in Midway Atoll.

Every year Wisdom with her mate Akeakamai and with other albatrosses flies thousands of kilometres to return to her home to produce young ones.

On December 13, the Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) confirmed that Wisdom and her mate Akeakamai gave a birth to young one or laid an egg at her home. The surprising matter is still at the age 67 Wisdom does not lose the ability to reproduce. Because the lifespan of this Albatross which is known as the oldest bird in the world is 50 years.

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In 1956 the first tag was given to the Wisdom by the scientist, ornithologist Chandler Robbins at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Again he rediscovered her in the year 2002. On December 3, 2014, It laid an egg at the  Midway Atoll.

Every year she flies so far nearly thousand miles. After travelling thousands of kilometres she returned to her home to raise a chick. When she is out her mate would protect the egg and sits on the egg. Bob Peyton, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) project leader for Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Memorial said that from the past six decades, albatross has raised at least 30 to 35 chicks. It lays one egg per one year.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the albatross takes approximately seven months to incubate the egg and to raise the chick to young bird.

Kate Toniolo, deputy superintendent for the marine national monument said “It’s just rare, unique and uncommon that we have a bird that we know as the world’s oldest wild bird that still reproducing at the age of 67.




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