The Longest Living

The Longest Living

Species of Bird

By Josie  June 27th, 2023

Let's assess the reasons for their long lifespan.

The Albatross has many incredible traits - but its lifespan is its most impressive one.

Being one of the longest-living bird species, the Albatross is truly a remarkable creature known to live up to 60 years in the wild.

Albatross has an impressive wingspan, ranging from 6.6 to 11.5 feet, making it one of the largest among birds


They can travel thousands of miles without ever touching down on land or water.

Here's some reasons for being the longest living species of bird:

They can live and breed in various habitats, from rocky islands to snow-covered tundra - this adaptability increases their chance of survival.

#1 Adaptability

#2 Slow Reproductive Rate

Their slow reproductive cycle allows them to invest more time and energy in individual offspring, increasing their chances of survival.

#3 Few Predators

Albatrosses are apex predators in their marine ecosystems, and as adults, they have few natural predators.

Macaw: Up to 50 years Swan: Up to 20 years  Owl: Up to 15 years  Eagle: Up to 10 years Penguin: Up to 9 years

In Comparison to Other Birds

Threat: Pollution

Plastic pollution is particularly problematic, as many Albatross mistake plastic debris for food, which can be deadly.

Climate change is causing changes in the Antarctic krill population, a primary food source for many Albatross species.

Threat: Climate Change

#1 Reduce plastic waste  #2 Support sustainable fishing  #3 Raise awareness

How to Protect Them

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