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Australia

Take a walk through the land down under! Our Australia building features marsupials (pouched mammals). Be on the lookout for joeys (baby kangaroos) in their mother's pouches! 

Emu
Emu range

Feature Creature

Emu

(Dromaius novaehollandia)

Native to: Grassy plains and dry open forests of Australia
Primary Diet: Fruits, flowers, insects, seeds, green garden vegetation and caterpillars
Adult Weight: 60 to 120 pounds
Status: Stable

Emus are the only birds with calf muscles. It can run up to speeds of 30 miles per hour.