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  • English name
    Amsterdam Albatross
  • ClassificationOrder Procellariiformes Diomedeidae
  • Scientific nameDiomedea Amsterdamensis

Amsterdam Albatross
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The Amsterdam Albatross only returns to shore to care for its chicks. However, cats and cattle make it hard for the albatross's chicks to live, and their numbers are becoming smaller.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Body length: 107-122cm
Full wingspan: about 3m
Weight: 4.8-8kg

(Source: Shin Sekai Zetsumetsu Kiki Doubutsu Zukan* (Library Edition) Gakken) (*Illustrated Encyclopedia of New World Endangered Animals)

Where they live

Albatrosses hatch chicks on Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean.

What they eat

The albatross likes to eat fish and squid.

What they are like

The Amsterdam Albatross a thick, brown-colored body with a white face and a pink beak. It's special!

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It returns to shore only to care for its children
The Amsterdam Albatross is a large bird - its wingspan is over 3 meters. It can glide long distances without even moving its open wings! The Amsterdam Albatross lives in the sky and sea Mostly. The Amsterdam Albatross only returns to land to raise its children. There is only one island in the world where these albatross chicks are born: Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean.

Cats and cattle interfere with raising albatross chicks
Cats and cattle, brought to Amsterdam Island by people, have made it very hard for the Amsterdam Albatross to care for its children. Because of this, albatross chicks have almost disappeared. Some albatross nests are protected with fences against cattle. The albatross' numbers are growing a little, but there are still only about 100 and tens birds left.

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