At an estimated 67 years of age, Wisdom the globally Near Threatened Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis, the world’s oldest known breeding bird, hatched her latest egg (click here) on 6 February this year. Wisdom and her mate Akeakamai of 12 years breed on Midway Atoll in the North Pacific; both are colour-banded to aid in identification.
Wisdom with her 2018 chick, photograph by Bob Peyton, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Wisdom has been breeding on Midway Atoll since at least 1956, when she was first banded by the late Chandler Robbins.
She has successfully raised an estimated 30-36 albatross chicks over the course of her life to date.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 26 February 2018