Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bird is mom again, at 60

The oldest known wild bird in the U.S. is a new mother. Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, is at least 60 years old. As part of the North American Bird Banding Program, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist first banded Wisdom as she incubated an egg in 1956. She was estimated to be at least 5 years old at the time. The albatross has since worn out five bird bands. Source

2 comments:

Petsonline said...

That's an amazing story. I had no idea that they even lived that long

Petsonline said...

Wonder what the average age is...