Wisdom the albatross - the world's oldest known breeding bird in the wild

Last Modified: Fri Dec 16 2016 07:55:00 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 66 years
    Age of Wisdom the Albatross - the world's oldest known breeding bird in the wild. She has laid an egg at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, the world's largest albatross colony, 1900 kilometres north-west of Honolulu.
  • 1956
    year when biologist Chandler Robbins, now 98, first placed an aluminium band around Wisdom's ankle at the Pacific Ocean atoll.
  • 41
    eggs that Wisdom is known to have laid to date. She belongs to the Laysan breed of albatross who are known to be monogamous. Photo shows Wisdom with her life long mate Akeakamai - together they have raised 9 chicks since 2006.