The world's oldest wild bird has given birth!

Things you may not have known, but probably should know because they're fantastic, in no-particular-order of fantastic-ness: 1) The world's oldest known wild bird is a 63-year-old female albatross. 2) Her name is "Wisdom." 3) Wisdom just gave birth. » 2/07/14 1:30pm 2/07/14 1:30pm

A 62 year-old wild albatross has hatched a healthy chick — for the 35th…

Tracked by scientists since 1956, a Laysan albatross dubbed "Widsom" has hatched a healthy chick at the tender age of 62. The (apparently) elderly bird has now successfully given birth for the sixth consecutive year and is assumed to have parented at least 35 chicks over the course of her preternaturally long… » 2/07/13 10:40am 2/07/13 10:40am

Which animals could benefit the most from global warming?

When we talk about global warming's biological impact, we tend to focus on animals and plants whose habitats are being so drastically changed that they are facing the threat of extinction. But what about animals who benefit from global warming? » 2/20/12 4:00pm 2/20/12 4:00pm