A vulnerable young albatross at the heart of a special breeding programme in New Zealand has taken flight for the first time.
Bird lovers have been following the youngster’s progress via a popular webcam installed near Dunedin, in the south of the country.
The Northern Royal Albatross “is listed as an endangered species”:http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/… because ‘low habitat quality’ has led to a ‘rapid decline’ in its numbers.
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