What is thought to be the world’s oldest known wild bird has laid another egg.
At 67, Wisdom, an albatross has laid an egg at her home on the Midway Atoll, the National Geographic reports.
Wisdom returns with mate, Akeakamai, every year to the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to nest and raise a single chick.
"It's just unprecedented that we have a bird that we know of that's 67 years old and still reproducing," says Kate Toniolo, deputy superintendent for the marine national monument.
"It makes you wonder—could there be a bird two nests away from Wisdom that's even older?"
According to an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Nineteen of 21 albatross species are threatened with extinction.
“Albatross face threats from pollution that kill them each year by the hundreds,” says the publication. “Parents are known to frequently feed human-produced plastics to chicks by mistake, blocking their windpipes and filling their little bellies with deadly junk.”
Amazingly, Wisdom has outlived a number of mates and is believed to have raised between 30 – 35 chicks.