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A Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) surrounded by Cape Petrels (Daption capense) catches food in mid air, off the coast of Kaikoura, New Zealand. Also known as Snowy Albatross, this impressive bird can be found on New Zealand's Sub-Antarctic Islands (Antipodes, Campbell and Auckland Islands). Its wingspan is the largest of any living bird at 3.4m. With less than 30,000 mature alive today, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has placed the Wandering Albatross on its list of animals presenting a high risk of endangerment in the wild. Commercial longline fishing represents the largest threat to the survival of the Wandering Albatross. As they plunge for food, the birds often become entangled in bait hooks used by fishing fleets operating within the vast foraging areas covered by the albatross. The chicks of drowned adults do not survive as a single parent cannot provide enough food for a growing bird.