Posts Tagged 'oldest mom'

Oldest Known Bird Hatches A Chick

albatrosschickLiveScience reports –

The world’s oldest known wild bird just became a mother again. The 63-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom was spotted taking care of her newborn earlier this month on the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Biologists banded Wisdom in 1956 as she incubated an egg and have been following her ever since. The tough old bird has hatched a new chick for the past seven years in a row and has likely raised more than 30 chicks in her lifetime. She also survived a 2011 tsunami, which claimed 2,000 of her fellow adult albatrosses and about 110,000 chicks in the Midway wildlife refuge, an island habitat in the middle of the North Pacific.

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Woman Who Gave Birth To Twins At 66, Now Dead At 69

130243AP reports –

At age 66 she had twins, becoming the world’s oldest new mom – and raising questions about maternity so late in life. Now she is dead at age 69, leaving behind boys not yet 3.

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