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Zoomie Loving Emu Chicks Arrive at Australian Reptile Park

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: December 30, 2020 11:59 am

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The emu chicks which have arrived at the Australian Reptile Park

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

A pair of emu chicks have arrived at the Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast of Australia. Now staff are looking for help from them public to name the new arrivals.

Keepers note that their new charges won't sit still and are incredibly friendly.

Tim Faulkner, director of the Australian Reptile Park said “Of course, it’s also so fantastic that we have such incredible native wildlife that we can showcase to our visitors. Emus are impossible not to love, even if they’re sneaky and steal the odd hot chip or too from unsuspecting families!

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A gentoo penguin chick with its parent at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

Currently the chicks are living in the yellow-footed rock wallaby and parma wallaby enclosures while they grow slightly larger. They follow their keepers around the yard and are learning how to navigate on their wobbly legs!

The emus have been making friends at their new home and can be regularly seen interacting with yellow-footed rock wallaby joey, Alinta. She has been seen sharing lunch with them.

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A gentoo penguin egg begins to hatch at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

Once the chicks have grown a little larger they will move in to the main park area where they will be able to interact with visitors.

"These emu chicks are cheeky little buggers that we cannot wait to unleash into the main park area for our guests to get up close and personal with. They love doing their afternoon ‘zoomies’, as the keepers call it and are a complete bundle of fun!" added Faulkner.

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“At the Australian Reptile Park, we are all about getting the community involved and what better way than getting them to help name the emu chicks! Whenever we’ve held naming competitions in the past for new arrivals, they always come up with the best, and sometimes hilarious, ideas for names. We can’t wait to see what they put forward for these two!” finished Faulkner.

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A gentoo penguin chick with its parent at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Photo Credit: The Australian Reptile Park

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


Learn more about the Australian Reptile Park on their website – Australian Reptile Park

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