Fun Fact October 29, 2021.

The spotlight is on a big bird today.  Not Big Bird, a big bird.  As a matter of fact the second largest bird, in terms of height, on the planet.  The emu is a native of Australia just like it’s larger cousin, the ostrich.  Emus are soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds with long necks and legs. They can grow up to over six feet in height. Emus can travel a long way, and when necessary can sprint at up to 31 mph. They forage for a variety of plants and insects, but have been known to go for weeks without eating. They don’t drink very often, but when they do drink, they drink a lot.  In addition to being a spokes-bird for a major insurance company, emu’s are raised for eggs, feathers, meat, oil and leather.  About 95% of the animal is used.   Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/