Grandma

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Grandma

Wednesday 26 March, 7pm

With its three-metre wingspan the northern royal albatross is the world’s largest seabird. Viewers can join the NHNZ Wild South team as they visit Grandma, the oldest known, tagged bird, in Grandma on TVNZ Family on TVNZ 6.

A gentle sociable bird, Grandma was one of the first albatross to call at Taiaroa Head, near Dunedin, New Zealand the only mainland-breeding colony in the world. Join Grandma six decades on and share in the intimacy of courtship, engagement and the life-long bonding of this rare and beautiful bird.
After 60 years of coming back to the same spot to breed, Grandma never returned. Grandma’s annual flight, captured here by Wild South’s cameras, was her last.