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64-Year-Old Albatross Is Oldest Known Bird To Lay An Egg

Wisdom, a 64-year-old albatross that was tagged by scientists in 1956, is the oldest known bird to still be laying eggs.

Wisdom’s new egg was spotted over the weekend at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Vicki Croke, host of WBUR’s The Wild Life Blog, about albatrosses and how unusual this is.

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Wisdom the albatross incubates an egg in December 2011. (USFWS)
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Wisdom the albatross incubates an egg in December 2011. (USFWS)