Kangaroo Island Emu



Kangaroo Island Emu :


Kangaroo Island Emu or Dwarf Emu is an extinct member of the bird family Casuariidae. It was restricted to Kangaroo Island - South Australia. It is believed that this Emu lived in the interior forest. It differed from the mainland Emu mainly in its smaller size. The species became extinct in approximately 1827. The species' extinction has been attributed to hunting and habitat clearance through burning. The species is known only from historical observer accounts and from bones, including sets deposited at the South Australian Museum.



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