Re: Fw: [RFI] Amorous Emus

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Subject: Re: Fw: [RFI] Amorous Emus
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 09:39:35 +1000 (EST)
Vicki -

There is no evidence from HANZAB Vol.1 that wild Emus have any sexual
interest in humans whatsoever.  I have a secondhand anecdote from several
years ago that a captive male Emu (Monash University, Dept of Zoology) was
attracted to people wearing the colour blue, and tried to mount them on
occasion.  For pathological sexual behaviour in captivity, you could
probably get information from a comprehensive Emu farming manual.

Cheers,  Hugo.

Hugo Phillipps,
Birds Australia Conservation & Liaison,
Australian Bird Research Centre,
415 Riversdale Road,
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123, Australia.
Tel: (03) 9882 2622. Fax: (03) 9882 2677.
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