Brevard Zoo Debuts Two Hand-Reared Emu Chicks

StoryfulNewsPublished: March 27, 2018
Published: March 27, 2018

Staff at Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, debuted two emu chicks that were hand-reared from birth by zoo staff. According to zoo officials, the chicks emerged from their eggs following an eight-week gestation period on March 14 and March 15. A third chick began to hatch, but didn’t make it out of the egg. Michelle Smurl, director of animal programs at the zoo, said the emu chicks are living behind the scenes and are due to be put on public display in the zoo’s Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond enclosure. A video of the zoo’s newest additions shared to Facebook had earned over 3,700 views at the time of writing. Credit: Brevard Zoo via Storyful

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