We Celebrate a Makana-versary

Laysan albatross chicks
Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) chicks in the care of U.S. Fish and Wildlife in Kauai in 2006.
Makana suffered a wing injury
Makana suffered a wing injury when she was four months old, and was unable to fledge and return to the wild.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff work with Makana
U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff work with Makana on a rehabilitation exercise in Kauai in preparation for her journey to Monterey in 2006.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff feeds Makana in Kauai
U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff feeds Makana in Kauai.
Makana explores the outdoors in Kauai
Makana explores the outdoors in Kauai under the care of U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff.
Makana and U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff
Makana and U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff before their flight from Kauai to Monterey in 2006, en route to her new, permanent home at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Makana just after she arrived at the Aquarium
Makana just after she arrived at the Aquarium in 2006.