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The world’s oldest living tracked bird has been spotted back on American soil where she is expected to lay an egg at the ripe old age of 64.
Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, was seen at the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge with a mate at the weekend following a year’s absence.
She was first tagged in 1956 and has raised at least 36 chicks since then.
Refuge staff said they were humbled and delighted to see her return. …
Laysan albatrosses typically lay an egg a year, spending six months rearing and feeding their young.
They are giants of the sky, with a seven-foot wingspan, helping them forage hundreds of miles out to sea.
That means that over her lifetime Wisdom may travelled as much as six million ocean miles.