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Feeding the Emus @ Healesville Sanctuary

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by Rebecca Bowyer (subscribe)
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Published January 7th 2014
Are these Edward and Edwina from the storybooks? These two emus at Healesville Sanctuary were certainly hungry for their afternoon tea.

As they munched on their lettuce leaves the zoo keeper told us some fascinating facts: did you know that emus are the second largest birds in the world? The biggest is the ostrich.

For equal opportunity in parenting they certainly get my vote: it is the male emu which looks after the eggs and incubates them until they hatch.

Healesville Sanctuary is on Badger Creek Road, Healesville, east of Melbourne. The Sanctuary is open every day from 9am - 5pm. Entry is free for kids under 15 on weekends, public and school holidays ($13.20 all other times). Adult entry is $30.00, $23.00 for concession and $24.10 for seniors.
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Where: Badger Creek Rd, Healesville VIC 3777
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