Wisdom incubating her egg (December 2014). Photo credit: Daniel W. Clark/USFWS
Wisdom, the world's oldest known, banded, wild bird is seen here incubating her newest egg in December 2014. Wisdom returns to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial each year to nest and raise her chicks. The Refuge and Memorial is home to 70% of the world’s Laysan albatross and is the largest colony of the albatross species in the world! To learn more about Wisdom and her home, click.
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