Emu
(click above to see the Bear Creek Emus)
Dromaius Novaehollandiae

Emus are large flightless birds from Australia. They are the third largest bird in the world, behind the ostrich and the cassowary. Emus have very long legs and can run very fast, up to 50 kmh. They can stand as tall as 2 metres (6 feet) and can weigh up to 45 kg. (100 lbs.) The males and females look very much alike, but the female is usually larger.

Emus eat mostly vegetation, but will eat insects too. The female lays up to 20 eggs in a large nest on the ground and the male incubates them for 8 weeks. When the chicks hatch the male cares for them for 6 to 9 months.

Great Horned Owl
(click above to see the Bear Creek owl, Hoolio))
Bubo Virginianus

The Great Horned Owl is the largest owl in North America. It is sometimes called the cat owl. They live in mountains, grasslands, pine forests, deserts, and many other habitats in North America. Great Horned Owls eat rabbits, skunks, woodchucks, mice, rats and squirrels. They are predominately nocturnal, and have extremely acute hearing and vision.


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