Hand-reared emus already a foot tall

Two emu chicks have been hand-reared by staff at an animal sanctuary in Redcar. Donk and Didge are only four weeks old but they already measure a foot tall.

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The chicks are being hand-reared at an animal sanctuary in Redcar.
The chicks are being hand-reared at an animal sanctuary in Redcar. Credit: Kirkleatham Owl Centre

Two emu chicks have been hand-reared by staff at an animal sanctuary in Redcar.

Donk and Didge are only four weeks old but they already measure a foot tall.

Staff at the Kirkleatham Owl Centre have their hands full with the new arrivals.

Volunteer Natalie Winner said: 'They run, jump, throw themselves on the floor-they even roll on their backs with legs in the air!--its all very un birdlike & very comical!''

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