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Emu chicks hatched at Busch Gardens Tampa

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The baby boom continues at Busch Gardens Tampa with the birth two emu chicks. They were born just a few weeks ago, one is a male and the other is a female.

These are the first emu chicks to be hatched at Busch Gardens Tampa. Emus belong to a group of flightless birds which are known as “ratites”. As you might have already guessed by their looks, ostriches, among other birds like kiwis, are related to them and in the ratites family. They are the largest birds native to Australia and the second largest bird worldwide.

You can see them daily in Jambo Junction, located in the Nairobi area of the park. Jambo Junction is also home to the parks many baby animals and animal ambassadors.

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Parvin March 23, 2012 - 8:21 am

When I went here on a field trip, I went on lion. Baaaad choice. I don’t even rbmemeer any of the ride after the first drop, I think I had like a mini-blackout or something. Is tiger any less whip-lash inducing?

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