(Courtesy Lincoln Park Zoo) An eastern black rhinoceros named Kapuki gave birth to a calf at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, May 19, 2019.(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo recently welcomed the birth of a critically endangered black rhinoceros after more than a year of waiting.A 13-year-old eastern black rhino named Kapuki went into labor Sunday, after 15 months of pregnancy, and gave birth to a healthy calf in her enclosure that evening. The zoo has not yet named the newborn or announced its sex.The calf began to stand on its own after just 53 minutes and has been seen nursing several times, which are “important milestones,” according to the zoo.Animal care and veterinary staff are giving Kapuki and her calf privacy while closely monitoring them from afar via video cameras. The pair will not be visible to the public until further notice.“The first 48 hours of a calf’s life are critical and we remain cautiously optimistic,” Lincoln Park Zoo said in a Facebook post on Monday.The eastern black rhino, also known as the East African black rhino, is a subspecies of the black rhino and is listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.“The potential of a successful calf means much more than a cute face at the zoo,” Mike Murray, curator of mammals at Lincoln Park Zoo, said in a March 20 statement. “A birth represents preservation of a critically endangered species that faces a lot of challenges.”The global population of black rhinos has declined by more than 97% since 1960, mainly due to poaching and the soaring demand for their horns in Asia, where they are coveted for their perceived healing properties, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The population has steadily increased since bottoming out in 1995, but the numbers are still 90% lower today than three generations ago.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
NewsUL raises the Green FlagBy John Keogh – October 24, 2015 1691 Twitter TAGSAn TaisceEnvironmentlimerickProf Don BarryThe University of Limerick Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleThe tilt and turn to Noises OffNext articleGAA – Newcastlewest and Na Piarsaigh to fly flag John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Presenting Dr Chris Fogarty, energy manager, Building and Estates, UL (left) and Professor Don Barry, president, UL (2nd from left)) and Robert Reidy, director, Building and Estates, UL (3rd from left) with their Green Flag was Dr Michael John O’Mahony, director, An Taisce Environmental Education Unit (right). Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.THE University of Limerick was this week awarded the internationally recognised Green Flag by An Taisce’s Green-Campus programme on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education.Professor Don Barry, president of UL raised the flag outside Plassey House in a ceremony attended by students, staff and special guests.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Green Flag will be permanently located on the University’s iconic flag poles by the main campus gate.Significant initiatives and advances in the areas of energy conservation, biodiversity and travel and transport have been incorporated into campus life over the past two years with combined efforts by UL’s Buildings and Estates Division and the UL Green-Campus Committee.The Green-Campus Programme is an international environmental education and award scheme that promotes long term, whole college action for the environment.Students can join the UL Green-Campus Committee and get involved in volunteering in the rooftop community garden, work on the college apiary or have a say in how behavioural change relating to the environment is promoted on campus.Professor Don Barry said: “Through our new Strategic Plan, Broadening Horizons, 2015-2019 which was launched just last month, we have committed to increasing the number of Green Campus initiatives being undertaken over the lifetime of the plan and we are fortunate to have so many Green-Campus committee members working hard to ensure the campus remains the beautiful environment that it is.”The Green-Campus Programme has so far seen UL make infrastructural improvements, such as installing electric car charge points on campus.The university has also created a community apiary, which is maintained and managed by UL students and staff.In addition, UL has made efforts to encourage students and staff to use sustainable methods of transport and has seen an increase in the number of people walking or cycling or sharing car journeys to and from the campus. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Email Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live
Google+ Pinterest A Fermanagh man has been sentenced to 5 years and 3 months in prison for causing the deaths of two people by dangerous driving in Bundoran in 2018.23 year old Joseph Gilroy of Lisnaskea, previously pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and serious injury, driving without insurance and failure to report a crash.Shiva Devine, from Belleek and Conall McAleer from Kesh, Co Fermanagh, both aged 20 died in the crash at Single Street, East End on August 19th 2018. Meanwhile, Rachel Elliott from Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh suffered life-changing injuries as a result of the collision.Declan Magee, journalist with the Donegal Democrat has been outlining the evidence heard in court yesterday against Joseph Gilroy:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/magee1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Man jailed for causing deaths of two people in Bundoran crash Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous article46% drop in burglaries in DonegalNext articleVideo highlights plight of Mica affected homeowners in Donegal News Highland By News Highland – April 21, 2021 AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21
Facebook Back into circuit breaker lockdown for North next week News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Previous articleOireachtas committee discusses NW education cooperationNext articleCovid-19: People have taken their “foot off the gas” News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Northern Ireland will go back into a circuit breaker lockdown next week – to stop hospitals being overwhelmed due to Covid-19.Hairdressers and cafes open today after five weeks of closures – however they will be forced to shutter again next week.It means the hospitality industry there will be closed for eight weeks.The DUP backed the extension of measures – despite vetoing restrictions twice last week.Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill says it’s become more than clear hospitals are on the brink.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/oneill7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – November 20, 2020 Google+ Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA