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Wisdom The Albatross - A New Mom At 62 Years Old!

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Feb6-13, 09:37 AM
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The world’s oldest known living wild bird at age 62 gave birth to a healthy chick that hatched Sunday, challenging the conventional wisdom about how long birds remain fertile.

This bird, named Wisdom by scientists who stuck a tag on her ankle years ago, has lived longer than the average Laysan albatross, which dies at less than half her age.
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationw...osseggxml.html

Hmmm....a mom at 62. Not sure how wise that is.

She was in the news a few years ago for surviving a tsunami:

http://news.discovery.com/animals/th...oss-110310.htm

She's now my favorite Albatross .
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Feb6-13, 10:33 AM
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I wonder how old that is in human years? I'm happy for her. She's flown 3 million miles since she was first tagged? Wow.


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