About Albatross

An albatross aloft can be a spectacular sight. These feathered giants have the longest wingspan of any bird—up to 11 feet (3.4 metres)! The wandering albatross is the biggest of some two dozen different species. Albatrosses use their formidable wingspans to ride the ocean winds and sometimes to glide for hours without rest or even a flap of their wings.

Fast Facts

Type: Bird

Diet: Carnivore

Average life span in the wild: Up to 50 years

Size: Wingspan, 6.5 to 11 ft (2 to 3.4 m)

Weight: Up to 22 lbs (10 kg)

Group name: Flock


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