Batu eco park ‘lockdown’ gives birth to new Humboldt penguin chicks

first_imgEco Green Education Park has welcomed two new members of its Humboldt penguin family at the zoo in Batu, East Java.Eco Green park said that the natural breeding program for the South American bird species, Spheniscus humboldti, had succeeded during its temporary closure during the outbreak.Operations manager Deny Rina Sari said that the part was elated about the good news.“The veterinarians and keepers only monitored the [hatching] process and provided [the animals] with a nest and food,” she told The Jakarta Post on Sunday. “Like other animals, penguins are quite protective of their [offspring],” she added.The parent penguins had been observed mating in early March, and the eggs were laid in late April.The female penguin stayed in the nest during the early days of incubation, while the male guarded the pair’s nest against other penguins.Read also: Taman Safari Indonesia names newborn Sumatran elephant CovidIt took 30 to 40 days before the first egg hatched on May 5, which was followed by the second egg two days later.“We named the chicks Nakula and Sadewa,” said Rina.Nakula and Sadewa are the 12th and 13th members of the park’s Humboldt penguin family.As almost all zoos in the country closed their doors in compliance with the government’s COVID-19 policy for tourist sites, Rina said the park had ensured that its procedures adhered to the health emergency protocol by  maintaining hygiene and sanitation for its workers, enclosures and animal feed.Rina said that the zoo’s closure over the past two months had contributed to the penguins’ successful breeding, as the birds were calmer and less stressed.She also expressed her hope that the parent penguins would lay more eggs, and that the eco-education park could reopen its doors soon.Eco Green Education Park is part of the Jatim Park Group that operates Jatim Park, a popular amusement park in its namesake province of Java Timur (East Java).The group’s marketing and public relations manager, Titik Ariyanto, said that the company was adhering to the government’s COVID-19 mitigation policy and had closed all of its parks, including Eco Green Education Park, Secret Zoo and Predator Fun Park.“However, all workers and keepers at those parks are still in our employ, considering that our [parks’] collections are living animals,” said Titik. Read also: Indonesian zoos launch ‘Food for Animals’ fundraiser as pandemic devours revenueShe also expressed hope that the COVID-19 epidemic would end so that the tourism sector in Batu could be restored.Jatim Park Group is current running fund-raisers and working with a variety of institutions to maintain the animals’ upkeep, care and health. (asp)Topics :last_img read more

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Wellington Police looking for suspect in Subway Restaurant break-in Saturday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Saturday, July 16, around 2 a.m. an unknown thief entered the Wellington Subway Restaurant, located at 715 North G Street, rifled through the safe and stole about $350.The thief is described as a white male wearing at the time of the offense, blue jeans shorts, maroon hoodie, black shoes and a single black colored glove on the right hand.The thief entered the restaurant by busting out of the front door glass.Should anyone recognize this person or have any information about the crime, contact the Wellington Police Department at 620-326-3331 or Sumner County Crimestoppers at 620-326-3135 or 800-222-TIPS.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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