Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Australia's Largest Bird

On our recent trip away, one of the places that we stayed at had a kind of "farm". Me being an ex farm girl, this certanly wasn't a real farm in any sense of the word. It was more a paddock with interesting animals for the tourists that come to stay. There were goats, ducks, alpacas and this emu. To see an emu in the wild, one must travel to the inland areas of our country. Living near the coast as we do, emus can only be seen in captivity, like this one. Emus are our largest native bird, and the third largest bird in the world. They are also flightless. More information about them can be found here.

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