The Australian emus in Udaipur’s Gulab Bagh zoo is the latest and the hottest topic among the wild life and nature enthusiasts of the city. The good point of consideration is that these 18 emus have been kept under close supervision and care in the zoo at Gulab Bagh.
“The sad part of the news is that these pretty birds are not to stay here forever. They might be shifted somewhere sooner or later,” said Dinesh Vaishnav, an officer at zoo. “Emus are not considered as a wild animal, so those who think they are wild should take this out of their mind,” says the officer. Revealing the fact behind why these emus are kept in Udaipur zoo, the officer said, “When these emus were illegally transported from Bundi district they were caught in a rescue operation and kept safe in Udaipur till we don’t get next instructions from our seniors.” “There are many places in Haryana and nearby places where these emus are being cultivated in special farms,” said Vaishnav. A few month back an emu was rescued from the nearby tribal area but the reasons and causes behind how that bird came to Udaipur is still unclear. The Emu is one of the largest birds originally belonging to Australia. They are somewhat similar to their close relative Ostrich, the largest bird of the world.