The huge flightless emus of Australia's scrubland may roam hundreds of kilometres in a year in search of food and water. In 1932, both farmers and the Royal Australian Artillery had to battle about 20,000 emus which were attacking crops. Eventually, a barrier fence 1,000km (620 miles) long was put up to protect the farms.

More Did You Know

You may also be interested in these:
The Fossil Tree
The Kiwi is Australian!
The smallest professional theatre in the world is to be found in Hamburg, G...
Which Mammal lays Eggs?
Penguin Sweaters


Pitara literally means ‘a chest full of surprises’. For over 20 years (this website was started in 1998) we have been publishing original multi-cultural, multi-lingual and inclusive content to help kids explore, discover, learn, play, enjoy... All our content is copyright protected. If you wish to use our content ask us — some of the world's leading publishers regularly license our content.

© 1998 – 2021 Impellio Media Company