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70 years old bird hatches chick

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At 70 years of age, Wisdom the Laysan albatross has hatched another chick.

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Regarded as “oldest known wild bird in history”, Wisdom has outlived previous mating partners as well as the biologist Chandler Robbins, who first banded her in 1956.

USFWS estimated Wisdom has hatched more than 30 chicks over the course of her lifetime.

Sean Dooley, national public affairs manager for BirdLife Australia, was excited about the news of Wisdom’s latest chick.

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“Because she only nests every two years, the international bird community looks forward to see if she’s been able to come back and nest,” Dooley said. “The odds are stacked against them so much, whenever it happens it’s always a cause for celebration.”

Dooley said in addition being slow breeders, long line fishing and other fishing industries have taken a big toll on sea birds such as the albatross.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/05/wisdom-the-albatross-the-worlds-oldest-known-wild-bird-has-another-chick-at-age-70

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Xoxo Adriana

queen has been birthing longer than Madge's existence  

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Sneaky Oliver

So cute! I didn't know birds could live for so long!

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Replay

She's still flawless

Drop that skincare routine sis

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Economy

Whats the typical lifespan of her species?

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Judas Society

Wow....didn't know birds can live this long. Always thought it's just reptiles and some mamalian fishes that can live so long.

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River

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So irresponsible omg, this baby will take care of her in 2 years and take her to the doctor visits, A retirement home and instead of going to school he will just spend the time feeding his mom and changing her diapers

 

Congrats honey :heart:

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sarahb

Eyeliner still on point :classy:

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Franch Toast
13 hours ago, Sneaky Oliver said:

So cute! I didn't know birds could live for so long!

Yes! My cousin has pet birds, and she has to list in her will what will happen to them in case something happens to her, as there's a good chance the birds will outlive her. 

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Ivy

Aw how cute :kara: I didn't know birds could live that long let alone birthing eggs

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Varys
14 hours ago, Sneaky Oliver said:

So cute! I didn't know birds could live for so long!

 

53 minutes ago, Judas Society said:

Wow....didn't know birds can live this long. Always thought it's just reptiles and some mamalian fishes that can live so long.

Don’t like parrots get a 100 years old?

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Mer Boy
5 minutes ago, Varys said:

 

Don’t like parrots get a 100 years old?

Yes some birds like large macaws can live close to 100 years. 

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Sneaky Oliver
On 3/6/2021 at 12:02 AM, Varys said:

 

Don’t like parrots get a 100 years old?

Oh yeah I completely forgot my grandma had a 50yo parrot! He died last year or back in 2019, I think. He escaped from his cage and her dog ate him :messga: the poor thing was too old to fly I guess 

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weed

I know it’s literally a bird but I imagined old bird like 70yo lady :air:

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