Trio of Emu Chicks Hatches at Berlin Zoo

Three emu hatchlings explore their yard at the Berlin Zoo.
Berlin Zoo
Three emu hatchlings explore their yard at the Berlin Zoo.

They may be small now, but within a year, these three emu chicks will stand at a whopping 5 to 6 feet tall!

Hatched at the Berlin Zoo, the 3-month-old babies are ready to earn their stripes — with Dad at their side. Interestingly, an emu mom lays and incubates the eggs, but her job with the little ones stops there. All of the other duties of raising the chicks go to dad, reports Zooborns.

Native to Australia, the emu is the second-largest bird in the world, behind the ostrich.

We adore the striped look they’re sporting now, but the chicks will turn almost entirely black before their feathers eventually change to a mix of tan, brown and black.

Two emu chicks go for a walk with Dad at the Berlin Zoo.
Berlin Zoo
Two emu chicks go for a walk with Dad at the Berlin Zoo.
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