At Age 65, Wisdom the Albatross Hatches a Healthy Chick

The oldest known wild bird continued her reign as the world’s most aged avian mother.

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross nesting at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, laid an egg back in November that started hatching on Feb. 1 while under the care of her mate, according to the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It’s estimated that this is the 40th time 65-year-old Wisdom has brought a new life into the world, and her chick was named Kūkini — Hawaiian for messenger. 

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