Wisdom, The World’s Oldest Known Wild Bird, Successfully Hatches Another Chick!

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Photo: Wisdom has a remarkable history of successfully raising chicks.  Wisdom newest chick finds comfort in her mother’s embrace. Photo credit: Bob Peyton/USFWS.   

At
67, Wisdom, the world’s oldest known breeding bird in the wild, is a mother
once more! On February 6th, approximately two months after Wisdom began
incubating her egg, Wisdom and her mate Akeakamai welcomed their newest chick
to Midway Atoll.

Midway Atoll National Wildlife
Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial
within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National
Monument
is a special place for over three million seabirds – they return to
Midway Atoll each year to rest, mate, lay eggs, and raise their chicks.

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