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Old 07 February 2013, 03:35 PM
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Default Albatross, 62, hatches chick

She is described as awesome. And wonderful. And maybe a little weird. She is the world's oldest known living wild bird at age 62, and she has given birth to a healthy chick.

It's pretty amazing that Wisdom, named by scientists who stuck a tag on her ankle years ago, has lived this long. The average Laysan albatross dies at less than half her age. Scientists thought that, like other birds, albatross females became infertile late in life and carried on without producing chicks.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/8...-hatches-chick
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Cool! Thanks for posting this.

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Cougars have the biggest wingspan on the planet???
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Old 07 February 2013, 07:53 PM
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Before I read the part about her ankle tag, I thought, "How do they know how old she is? Did she provide a birth certificate(preferably long form)?
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