Wisdom’s Chick Hatches!


February 9, 2016 - A new mom at 65 years old! Wisdom, the world's oldest known, banded wild bird and her mate are the proud parents of a newly hatched chick. Hatched on February 1, 2016, the chick is named Kūkini, which is a Hawaiian word for messenger. 

Wisdom's mate was caring for the egg when it hatched and was caught on camera, bonding with the new chick.

Wisdom, and close to a million other albatross, depends on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial to provide a safe place to nest and raise a family. Learn more about this amazing bird and her newest family member here.



Credit: Kiah Walker/USFWS Volunteer