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Dark-albatross female named Wisdom, located now on one hawaiian atolls, considered the oldest bird on the planet. At least of those individuals that are known to scientists. IN This year she turned 68 years old! Big and unexpected event for local ornithologists became that Wisdom, contrary to all expectations, laid an egg at such a respectable age.
Over the entire observation period, this bird gave birth to at least three dozens of chicks. Enviable longevity and female fertility albatrosses became a significant surprise for scientists. It is reported that Wisdom and her partner Akeakamai, who is much younger than his “spouses” annually fly to Hawaii in their nest to give here are offspring. Experts call this behavior “devotion.” nesting “.
Albatrosses usually lay just one egg and hatch it for more than two months. Midway Coral Archipelago, which is chosen by Wisdom and Akeakamai, is a haven for millions of different birds and countless bird families. It is believed that albatrosses live in the wild for a maximum of 40-50 years, however our winged heroine is supposed to have broken all records longevity for its species and, possibly, birds in general. Her, certainly the place in the Guinness Book of Records, however, itself a unique bird knows nothing about it – and thank god …