National Geographic : 1999 May
Maleo (Macrocephalonmaleo) Size: Length, 55 cm Weight: Approx. 1,500 g Habitat: Tropical forests in Sulawesi, Indonesia Surviving number: Estimated at 5,000-10,000 Photographed by Andrea Florence WILDUFE AS CANON SEES IT The shy maleo bonds for life, rarely venturing more than a few meters from its mate. Pairs gather at communal nesting sites in forest or beach locations where geothermal activity or solar radiation provide a suitable underground temperature. Each pair excavates a hole about 60 centimeters deep, buries its large egg, then leaves the egg to self-incubate in the heated soil or volcanic sand. Two months later the Color Bubble Jet Printer Born ofCanon's technological innovations,the BJC-6000 raises the bar with exceptionalperformance in three key areas at once:printing speed, printingquality and cost-effectiveness. newly hatched chick digs its way upward, emerging alone but self-sufficient and able to fly immediately. Over-harvesting of eggs and habitat destruction threaten these remarkable birds of Sulawesi. As a global corporation committed to social and environmental concerns, we join in worldwide efforts to promote greater awareness of endangered species for the benefit of future generations. NATURE Watch"NATURE"on PBS.Thisprogram is funded, inpart, byCanon U.S .A .,Inc. sCanon m.