Bandung zoo keepers share challenges of breeding green peafowls

first_imgEight of the eggs failed to come out of the shells, while the remaining four are still being incubated.“The incubator temperature must be maintained at 37 degrees Celsius, and the humidity has to be around 60 percent,” Gilang said on Sunday. “Hopefully the remaining four will hatch too.”Bandung Zoological Garden bird curator Panji Ahmad Fauzan said breeding the endangered species was challenging because even adult peafowls could suddenly die for no apparent reason. The rate may reach 50 percent, he said, adding that the zoo management had conducted regular evaluations to ensure the birds’ wellbeing. The green peafowl is a species native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. The last strongholds for the species are located in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia’s island of Java, with the remaining population estimated to range between 5,000 and 10,000. Male peafowls, or peacocks, are known for their beautiful tail feathers that form a big round shape when raised, symbolizing their authority over a particular territory. (vny)Topics : Animal keepers at Bandung Zoological Garden in West Java revealed that breeding green peafowls, a species listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, was not an easy matter due to their fragile nature.Gilang Ihsan, who has been working at the park for a year to take care of the birds said only a small portion of peafowl eggs produced in the zoo would hatch into chicks, despite being monitored carefully during incubation.Just recently, only two out of the total 14 eggs incubated since August that have managed to hatch out—bringing the zoo’s collection of peafowls up to 23.last_img read more

Roy Keane accuses Manchester United star Fred of ‘cheating’ against Manchester City

first_img Comment PLAY Read More Fred was below-par during Manchester United’s defeat at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane accused Fred of ‘cheating’ in the Red Devils’ 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.Pep Guardiola’s side took a huge step towards defending their Premier League title with a comprehensive win at Old Trafford.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side put up a spirited fight during the first half but City exploited tired legs after the interval, scoring through Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane.Gary Neville claimed United gave their all during the defeat and couldn’t have produced much more against a talented City side.ADVERTISEMENT Roy Keane accuses Manchester United star Fred of ‘cheating’ against Manchester City Top articles Sean KearnsThursday 25 Apr 2019 8:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link128Shares About Connatix V67539 Roy Keane tore into Fred (Picture: SkySports)However, Keane, who was a pundit on the Sky Sports panel for the game, hit back at his former team-mate by highlightingAdvertisementAdvertisement‘What Fred has done is cheating by letting a man run off him for one of the goals,’ said Keane.‘City were very good but it was an easy night for them. They are sitting in the dressing room and can’t believe how comfortable it was.‘I don’t know what happened at half time. They never got going and City seemed sharper in the second half.‘Even the first goal, players not closing players down. We spoke about the basics but I reckon the City players couldn’t believe how easy it was in a derby game.‘You have to put demands on players and I think it was an easy night.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe only consolation for United on a difficult night at the Theatre of Dreams was the fact that top four rivals Arsenal were also defeated.The Gunners have their fate in their own hands and will secure a Champions League slot with three wins in their final three matches.United face Chelsea at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday.MORE: Gary Neville names the best goalkeeper in the Premier League Skip Ad Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Read Morecenter_img 1 min. story by Metro Video Settings Skip Full Screen SPONSORED Coming Next 1/1 Read More / Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Broncos stop football to talk about race relations, Floyd

first_img June 2, 2020 Simmons, the team’s 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee, helped lead a peaceful protest in Florida on Sunday. He called for unity and non-violence.Simmons implored a crowd to “understand that we are fighting for equality, not superiority. All lives matter when black lives matter. We pledge our allegiance to the flag for freedom and justice for all and we do not have our justice. So let’s understand that. We will get it, (but) not by force.”Fangio also praised Simmons, saying, “I think Justin is one of those guys that will help us find solutions and lead us out of this mess that we’re in.”___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton Associated Press Broncos stop football to talk about race relations, Floyd Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditInstead of X’s and O’s, the Denver Broncos spent Tuesday talking about racial injustice, police brutality and healing a nation rocked by demonstrations over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis on top of the coronavirus outbreak and its economic devastation.Team president Joe Ellis addressed the offense and defense in separate Zoom calls that replaced the team’s regular video conference sessions, which are a substitute for in-person training during the pandemic.Coach Vic Fangio and general manager John Elway also participated in the calls in which Ellis emphasized society’s need to eradicate racism and told the players that the organization shares in the outrage over Floyd’s death at the hands of police.center_img Fangio started off a media call a few hours later by saying, “I was shocked, sad and angry at what I saw a policeman do to a handcuffed George Floyd … He should be punished to fullest extent of the law for the crimes he has been charged with in addition to being charged with treason for failing to uphold the badge.”Fangio said he has the utmost respect for police but added that Chauvin “failed the 99 percent of police that do a great job and we are all paying the price for that.”Denver is among the dozens of cities where peaceful protests during daylight hours have been followed by looting and clashes with police come nightfall.Fangio said society could learn a lot from an NFL locker room, where skin color is no barrier.Fangio said the words of Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Broncos safety Justin Simmons especially resonated with him over a weekend of increasing unrest and said that sports brings people together “and I look forward to the Broncos and the NFL leading that charge.” ___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Ellis, who told players he wanted to hear from them before issuing a statement, also listened as more than a dozen players spoke up on the calls.“My takeaway from it was that we have to figure out what we can do, not only as a team, but as an organization,” safety Kareem Jackson said. “How can we get out and how can we impact the Denver community? Maybe we can get out and put together a march as a team or something like that.”After the Zoom calls, the Broncos tweeted, “We will stand by our players. We will lift up their voices. We can do more. We will do more.” The team also retweeted several players’ personal posts, including Malik Reed’s: “I have been one of the ones to not be outspoken about the things we go through, but that doesn’t help create change. My heart goes out to everyone who has lost someone due to the wickedness of this world.”Floyd died May 25 after a white Minneapolis officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee on the handcuffed black man’s neck for several minutes. He was fired along with three other officers and faces homicide charges.last_img read more