CALGARY, May 10 /CNW/ - Once again, the public will have access to a
bird's eye view of an osprey nest via a high-resolution webcam thanks
to an arrangement between the Calgary Zoo and ENMAX Corporation.
For over 15 years, a pair of nesting osprey has built their summer home
on a platform constructed by the Calgary Zoo atop a pole erected by
ENMAX subsidiary, ENMAX Power Corporation, as part of its Osprey/Avian
Nest Management program. The platform is located at the extreme east
end of St. George's Island and eggs have already been laid this season.
"ENMAX is pleased to provide nature enthusiasts with a unique, intimate
opportunity to view the ospreys' seasonal activities," said Doris
Kaufmann, ENMAX Corporation. "This is the fourth year we have worked
with the zoo on this initiative and online viewers will benefit from
the brand new camera installed earlier this spring."
The live streaming camera captures in full cycle the birds' dramatic
seasonal milestones, from nest building and mating rituals, to egg
laying, incubation, hatching, feeding and fledging, a period of intense
activity that is all centred at the nest. Last year, more than 50,000
hits were recorded as people watched the exciting events of the ospreys
unfold between April and September.
For more information on this osprey camera and to watch the ospreys
live, 24 hours a day, visit the ENMAX osprey pages at www.enmax.com/osprey. A link and further information about ospreys is also available on the
Calgary Zoo website at www.calgaryzoo.org/osprey.
ENMAX Corporation, through subsidiaries and predecessors, has provided
Albertans with safe and reliable electricity for more than 100 years.
ENMAX Corporation provides electricity, natural gas and value-added
services to more than 640,000 residential, commercial and industrial
metered customer locations in Alberta. ENMAX Energy Corporation, a
subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, is Alberta's leading competitive
electricity retailer. Through subsidiaries, ENMAX Energy is one of
Alberta's largest investors in renewable energy and was the first
Canadian electricity retailer to offer customers the option to support
wind generated energy. As well, ENMAX Corporation, through its
subsidiary ENMAX Envision Inc., provides fibre optic networks for high
speed data and internet communications. Visit our website at enmax.com.
SOURCE ENMAX Corporation
For further information:
| Media only contact: |
| Laurie Skene, Communications Manager |
The Calgary Zoo
| Doris Kaufmann, Sr. Media Relations Advisor |