Last week there was lots of wildlife news, from the release of the red list of endangered species, which highlighted the plight of a number of animals including the giraffe to the incredible final episode of Planet Earth, which featured some amazing footage, looking at wildlife in our cities. However, one of the standout stories was from the tiny island of Midway Atoll, a remote Pacific island, about 1200 miles northwest of Hawaii, where a Laysan albatross has laid an egg, so what is so standout about that? Well, this albatross named Wisdom, is the oldest known seabird in the world, at an incredible 66 years old. Wisdom was first banded in 1956 and has been returning to the Pacific island for 6 decades. Having laid this egg, she is also now the oldest breeding bird in the world. This beautiful species spends much of their time on the wing travelling vast distances across the Pacific, returning to Midway Atoll to breed, the island is crucial for their population and is believed to support about 70% of the world’s Laysan albatross. How long can Wisdom live for? Well, we aren’t 100% sure, but this story certainly highlights the longevity of birds and why their conservation and preservation is so important. What a bird!