Short-tailed Albatross chicks get a fresh chance away from home

This spring, ten short-tailed albatross chicks were kidnapped from their nest on a remote Japanese island, then sent by helicopter 300 miles away to a new home. There, they were reared by humans, wielding Cuisinarts and caulking guns. The ambitious project to trans-locate the endangered birds began more than ten years ago, when a fishing boat off Alaska caught one on a long line.

Jessica Cochran, APRN – Anchorage

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