Most animals and birds, if not all of them, avoid as much as they can volcanoes and the areas around, with nothing approaching near. Except one specific bird. The Maleo bird not merely approximates volcanoes but the survival and development is depending literally from the hot soil and ash. The reason is that the Maleo bird is a highly endangered species perpetuation of its kind based on geothermal energy to incubate the eggs.

Maleo

Maleo

Maleo

Maleo

During spawning, the female reaches exposed volcanic regions and uses the heat until the eggs hatch. This is because eggs are so big, about five times larger than the size of a chicken egg and the female is not big enough to help in the hatching of the eggs. The hot environment is perfect for the reproduction process, which is absolutely necessary so this endangered species will not disappear.

Maleo

Maleo

Maleo

Maleo

By Nicole P.

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