HomeBackyard Bird SanctuaryWisdom from Wisdom: 65 Year Old “Mom” and Her New Chick
Typically, I do not “re-post” information from major articles, but in this instance, the story of Wisdom not only touched my heart, but also touched my soul.
Wisdom, a  Laysan albatross, is a new mom…. and she is to be celebrated and we, as humans, can learn a lot from this sexagenarian.      
She is the oldest known wild bird to have laid young. She nests in the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean with hundreds of other Laysan albatrosses.
Appropriately, her new chick’s name is Kūkini –  Hawaiian for “messenger”.
Susan White, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is quoted by saying, “Wisdom is really teaching us how much we have to learn. We didn’t know an albatross would live this long and still be producing chicks.”
Albatrosses mate for life, but she outlived her lifemate years ago, but did find new love after loss with Goo. They have been together for several years now. Both of the parents care for the chick to ensure that he or she can grow into adulthood successfully.
If you would like to learn more about Wisdom and all that she has to teach us (including a great video of Wisdom and Kūkini) please visit:
National Geographic site dedicated to Wisdom and Kūkini.
Peace and Love,
Lori and Ginger


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