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Emu Fun Facts

Here at Gagne Homestead, we welcome all types of animals. We were extremely fortunate to receive 2 beautiful giant Emu eggs. They will be hatching in approximately 58 days if all goes as planned. People assume that Emus are dangerous and people killers. Like any dog,

if they are brought up properly and shown kindness and love, they can live a fun and fulfilling life. Even though its flightless, the emu still has wings. The emu uses them to cool themselves down. They stretch them out and allow air to move around the body. They also use them when they’re running at top speed to steer themselves in the right direction.

Emus are ‘nomadic’. This means they don’t stay in one spot for very long and take advantage of the food that is available in an area and move on when they need to.



Here are some interesting and fun facts about Emus


  • Emus are the second largest bird in the world. What’s first? Why the ostrich of course!

  • They can grow up to 2m tall.

  • They can live between ten and twenty years in the wild.

  • They are covered in soft fluffy feathers.

  • They have two sets of eyelids, one for blinking and the other for keeping the dust out!

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