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Baby emus move in to Almuñécar bird park as popular tourist attraction reopens

One of the baby emus.
One of the baby emus. / SUR
  • The birds were born in the nearby Peña Escrita tourism and nature complex in January and were moved to the bird park last week

Almuñécar's Loro Sexi bird park has recently welcomed two new baby emus.

The birds were born in the nearby Peña Escrita tourism and nature complex in January and were moved to the bird park last week.

The two babies, who haven't been named yet, will live with a new 'family' for a further six months and will be separated before reaching maturity.

In a press release the bird park explained that the emus will reach sexual maturity at between 12 to 14 months and are expected to be around two metres tall when fully grown.

They will weigh around 45 kilos and will be able to run at speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour for short distances. It added that emus live anywhere between 10 to 20 years.

The Loro Sexi bird park reopened during Holy Week after a period of closure due to the pandemic. As well as the baby emus, it has introduced more species of parrots, after which the park is named (loro means parrot in Spanish).

The park can be visited every day between 10.30 and 2pm and from 5 to 8pm.