Happy Easter everyone! We love celebrating Easter at the reserve with all of our animals…but in particular when I think of this holiday, I think of our three gorgeous emus! Their names are Cosmo, Ernie, and Napoleon. I have had these birds since I was 15 years old! Ernie laid eggs last winter (which confirmed to me it was a she). What’s so unique is the male emu is the one who sits and protects the eggs. The female’s job is just to lay them. Cosmo our male was in charge of sitting on the eggs to incubate them.
Their eggs are emerald green and chicks (pictured above) have strips!