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The average age storks reach is 20 years. The record, 39 years, is held by a Swiss stork.
"Max" will celebrate her 11th birthday in the month of May. She holds the world record of longevity for a tracked animal and has already had 23 younglings since 2002, the year of her first brood.
Even though she is a female, this stork has been named "Max" in tribute to Max Bloesch (1908-1997) who, since 1948, has reintroduced young storks from the Alsace and Eastern Europe in Altreu (SO).
Photo by: Adrian Aebischer