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65-Year-Old Bird Hatches Her 30th Baby February 26, 2016
Wisdom nurturing her new chick
Wisdom nurturing her new chick Kukini, which means "messenger" in Hawaiian.
The world’s oldest known wild bird has become a mother yet again at the age of 65, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Laysan albatross, known as Wisdom, was first tagged in 1956 and has been monitored as she has reared more than 30 chicks and flown over 3 million miles during her lifetime.

Wisdom is currently raising her chick Kukini, which means “messenger” in Hawaiian, on Midway atoll in the central Pacific.

Her mate, Akeakamai, or “lover of wisdom,” was sitting on the nest when the chick hatched on February 1.

Photo: Kaipo Kiaha / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service