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Albatross rescued by Wellington Airport operations team

Albatross rescued by Wellington Airport operations team

At commencement of the first light inspection of the runway after last night’s storm, Airport Operations and Airport Fire Service discovered an adult albatross in distress on the runway.

Albatross are not usually found in this area, so this adventurous bird had obviously became lost as a result of the weather. We even suspect he could have braved the storm all the way from Antarctica, as this type of Albatross is not common in the region.

“Even with significant weather related disruption, the welfare of this albatross was a priority for the airport team,” said Daniel Debono, Airport and Fire Service Manager.

“We successfully rescued him and kept him safe and warm at our Airport Fire Station. After his time on the airfield, he was surprisingly happy to be inside, and stayed here for the rest of the morning.”

“We made contact with the SPCA and he was transported to Wellington Zoo’s animal hospital to ensure he is fit to fly,” said Mr Debono.


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