Animal Diaries Archive
Elle The Emu
6 August 2004A big g'day to everyone out there in website land! Can you believe it's August already? Here at Australia Zoo its mid winter, and besides no rain in months and spring a long way off, we have birds doing the wild thing all over the place!
The Cassowaries, 'Rocky and Stomp' have started up again where they left off last year. Let's hope it proves to be fruitful!
In the rainforest aviary we have birds courting and chasing each other everywhere, and we even have birds sitting on eggs already!
Our Red Collared Lorikeets are incubating two eggs and if they prove to be fertile, they have already been 'ear-marked' for the free flight bird show, where they will team up with last years youngster 'Elmo', to join him showing off in the Crocoseum. These guys will join the rest of our Australian native parrots that make up the 'Bird shows' free flight show.
The white headed pigeons are also sitting on eggs, as are our grey teals. The Peaceful Doves and Emerald Wing Doves are also busy collecting nesting material.
We finished painting the new cassowary fence posts and rails this week and hopefully, come next week we'll be telling you all about the fencing we completed and how good it looks.
Today, the Emu we would like to profile, is a gorgeous blonde; we call her 'Elle'. 'Elle' hatched here at Australia Zoo in late 2002 to her proud mother 'Emily' and father 'Eddie' who were made stars in previous profiles. With her long legs and good looks, we called her 'Elle' after her namesake Elle MacPherson – 'The Body'. 'Elle' is a stunner just like her mum, and gets her light plumage from her dad.