Category: Nature Photography
Posted: April 3, 2013
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Emu on display at the zoo

A chapter in the book Six star book

EMU anyone?

by eileen0204 Interested in this? Contact The Artist

Following the arrival of European settlers, the emu was widely hunted for meat and oil, while the eggs were also collected for food. This led to the speciesâ?? extinction from several islands, including Tasmania. On the mainland, however, the expansion of cereal farming and the provision of water for domestic livestock actually benefited the emu, such that it became a significant agricultural pest. Although efforts were made periodically during the 20th century to reduce numbers, the emu remains widespread and abundant. Today, an extensive network of emu-proof fences protects farmland. Taken at the Zoo Miami where I spent a wonderful day with good friends and my husband. (Sange, Mary, John) Great times! Nikon D7000; 1/1250s; f/5.6; ISO 400
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: None | cropped and popped contrast
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