Good morning from another very chilly start to our day here in Hastings.
When I was around 15, my family traveled to Sydney, Australia. While there we went to the zoo. One strong memory I have is that the emus are rather nosy and aggressive. And this emu was certainly nosy and wanted to see what I was doing pointing a camera at it.
And they were noisy too. This one looks very chatty and shows off it’s beautiful plumage.
A little info:
Their diet includes chopped up vegetables and pellets, but did you know that Emu also swallow stones to aid digestion? In fact, these inquisitive birds will eat almost anything
In the wild
IUCN: Least concern
Emu are large, soft–feathered, flightless birds endemic to Australia. They’re the world’s second largest bird after the African Ostrich, and can grow up to 1.9m tall.
Did you know that males and females communicate using different sounds? Females make a booming sound, while males make a loud grunt.
I want to showcase our animal kingdom. It runs from Tuesday New Zealand time and is weekly. You can join in anytime at all over the week. You can post your furry friends (babies), wild animals, birds, insects and butterflies. Even reptiles are welcome.
Just use this logo and link back to this blog.
I look forward to seeing all the different animals around the world
Thanks for visiting.