Emus at Monarto Zoo, South Australia

Male Emu with chicks at Monarto Zoo, South Australia

Male Emu with chicks at Monarto Zoo, South Australia

When the open range zoo at Monarto near Adelaide was established, the perimeter fence enclosed some Emus inside them. These have now bred and are quite numerous in the various areas not inside the animal enclosures. I guess they wouldn’t last long in the lion or cheetah enclosures!

On our last visit we were delighted to see the male shown in the photo above. He is looking after a small group of chicks, resplendent in their striped plumage.  On the bus tours we took through the zoo I took the photos below.  At least one of them was taken while we were hiking from one exhibit to another.

Emu at Monarto Zoo, South Australia

Emu at Monarto Zoo, South Australia

Emu at Monarto Zoo, South Australia

Emu at Monarto Zoo, South Australia

Emu at Monarto Zoo, South Australia

Emu at Monarto Zoo, South Australia

 

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