Emus at Monarto Zoo, South Australia
5 Comments »22nd March, 2010; Category: Emus and Cassowaries, Murray Bridge, Zoos
The Emu is arguably the most easily recognised birds in Australia, and I would guess that many non-Australians would also be able to identify one. It is our largest native bird and is flightless. It is found in most parts of mainland Australia but not in Tasmania. These days however its occurrence in built up areas is very limited, but it can still be common in grasslands, farming areas and national parks.
Last year on a visit to our local Monarto Zoo (just ten minutes’ drive away) I managed to photograph several cooperative Emus on the various walks we undertook. This was to fill a gap in my digital photo collection; for some reason I hadn’t taken any until then.
I love emus! Haven’t seen any for months — not since my last trip south.
No emus up your way?
Do you want me to post a few up to you??
And you could send a couple of the local cassowaries down here so I can tick them on my garden list!!
And a few bowerbirds, crimson, double barred and black throated finches, riflebirds, figbirds… oh heck … just send anything!
Emu can be fun, except when they creep up behind you and peck the sausage sandwich out of your hands. And they are usually not even invited to the barbecue!
Hi Ken. Your comment about emus made me laugh – thanks for that – but I guess it wasn’t funny to you at the time!
Once in a walk through enclosure in a wildlife park in WA I had an emu take a very close and personal interest in my glasses and camera lens. It was so persistent I had no option but to leave the enclosure.
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