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Emu Chicks Join the Australia Zoo Family

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: January 13, 2022 12:02 pm

Emu Chicks Australia Zoo

A trio of emu chicks have gone on exhibit in Australia Zoo’s Wetlands exhibit

Photo Credit: Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo have added three emu chicks to their family. The trio have recently made their debut at zoo’s Wetlands habitat ready to meet guests.

The emu is the largest species of bird in Australia. They enjoy a wide range across Australia inhabiting arid inland regions, snowy mountains and woodlands.

Wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin has shared her excitement on the arrival of these beautiful baby birds who are thriving in their new home here at Australia Zoo. 

“The emu chicks are already settling in well and are growing incredibly fast! They love to explore their new habitat and are always together, never leaving each other’s side,” Bindi Irwin said. 

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On each of their long legs the emu has three large claws which can be used to defend themselves. They stand up to 1.9m (6.2ft) tall.

In the wild these emus would be in the care of their father. The female will lay her eggs which are then raised by the father on his own.

“At Australia Zoo, our goal remains to connect people with wildlife and encourage them to love wildlife. It was Dad’s dream to create a world where people and wildlife would live harmoniously alongside each other, and we’re proud to continue our efforts in wildlife conservation through Australia Zoo and our charity Wildlife Warriors,” Bindi Irwin said. 

The emu chicks are not the only recent arrivals at Australia Zoo. They announced the hatching of their first ever cassowary chick last month. You can meet that chick here – Australia Zoo Welcome First Ever Cassowary Chicks

Learn more about Emus here – Emu Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about Australia Zoo on their website – Australia Zoo

Emu Chicks Australia Zoo

An emu chick enjoys a drink of water at Australia Zoo’s Wetlands exhibit

Photo Credit: Australia Zoo

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