World's Oldest Albatross Hatches 36th Chick

Wisdom, now 62 years old, it not yet willing to renounce motherhood

By Laura Sinpetru on February 7th, 2013 14:58 GMT

The world's oldest albatross, Wisdom, has recently hatched its 36th chick. Interestingly enough, this 62-year-old bird's mate is presumed to be a tad younger, so kudos to Wisdom for still managing to get a date despite its being freakishly old.

Wildlife researchers first became acquainted to Wisdom back in 1956, when they banded it and began keeping a detailed record of its journeys.

Daily Mail
says that, since said date and up until present days, Wisdom has covered a distance of up to 3 million miles (about 4.8 million kilometers), which happens to be the equivalent of six round trips to the moon.

Wisdom hatched its 36th chick at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean, and by the looks of it, it seems quite ready and willing to look after it with as much love and attention as it showed towards its other offspring.
World's oldest albatross hatches its 36th chick
   World's oldest albatross hatches its 36th chick
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