At 68, she is an inspiration to mothers everywhere.
Wisdom the the Laysan albatross, the world’s oldest known breeding bird, has laid another egg.
Almost every year for the past six decades, Wisdom has laid an egg on Midway Atoll, an island in the Hawaiian archipelago.
Now, staff at Midway have confirmed she has done it again.
‘She first appeared back at her traditional nest site on November 29 and biologists on Midway have confirmed that she has laid an egg,’ the reserve said.
Midway Atoll’s habitat doesn’t just contain millions of birds, it contains countless generations and families of albatrosses’ said Kelly Goodale, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge Biologist.
‘If you can imagine when Wisdom returns home she is likely surrounded by what were once her chicks and potentially their chicks. What a family reunion!’
It takes nearly seven months to incubate the egg and raise a chick to fledge – when young birds develop wing feather’s that are large enough for flight.