Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
The Emu is the second largest species of bird behind the Ostrich of Africa. A native of Australia, the flightless Emu has a long history with humans. An original food source for the indigenous Australians, Emu are now kept on farms worldwide for meat, feathers, oil, and leather. The male Emu incubates the large green eggs for 56 days after the females lay the clutch, he then looks after the brood for up to seven months.
The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. - William Beebe, 1906
We depend on our programs & donations to help fund the care and housing for our animals, most of which are either rescues or surrenders. We seem to be always taking in new animals that need a home or different situation, their care adds up. If you would like to help support Animal Wonders, it would be greatly appreciated. We are always in need of donations, caging material, lumber, crates, aquariums, straw, & newspapers.