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Shy Albatross

Scientific Name: Thalassarche cauta

Description: The Shy Albatross is a medium-sized albatross that breeds on three remote islands off the coast of Tasmania, Australia. Its lifespan is about 60 years, and it has been seen as far afield as South Africa and the Pacific coast of the United States.

As of June 2020, the species is listed as ‘Endangered’ in Australia; there are thought to be 15,000 pairs of shy albatross left. It is Australia’s only endemic albatross.

Type: Bird
Where to find: Open Water
Size: 99cm