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Petting Zoo Ocala

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BIRDS

FRED an emu

Fred loves to hide and spook our visitors.


Emus are the 2nd largest bird in the world. The 1st is the Ostrich.


The way to tell whether its an Emu or an Ostrich is the toes. Emus have only three toes. 


Emus are flightless, even though they have wings. The wings are used to cool themselves down and to steer themselves when running.


Diet

Omnivore

Origin

Australia

Status

Least Concern

SKIPPER the cockatoo

Cockatoos usually only weigh one pound when they are fully grown.


They live in big groups, or flocks.


Depending on the species, most cockatoos can live from 25-60 years. 

Diet

Omnivore

Origin

Australia, New Zealand, & New Guinea

Status

Not Extinct

ELLIOTT the duck

Elliott is 8 years old and loves people!


Elliott was rescued from an alligator's mouth, based on the scars and broken wing, and has arthritis in his foot. 


A male duck is called a drake, a female duck is a hen, and a baby duck is a duckling.

Ducks are curious and friendly creatures and have been domesticated as pets and farm animals for more than 500 years. 

Diet

Omnivore

Origin

China

Status

Critically Endangered

PETRI an Indian runner duck

Indian Runner Duck legs are set far back on their body and as a result, this duck stands nearly upright like a penguin.


They don't waddle, instead they can actually run.


They have very small wings and as a result, are unable to fly


Females usually lay about 300 eggs a year or more! 

Diet

Omnivore

Origin

East Indies

Status

Least Concern

SCOTT a rooster

He is a very special rooster. 


Male chickens are called roosters while female chickens are called hens. 


Baby chicks can eat and walk after hatching and only need help keeping warm.


Hens lay up to 240 eggs in a year. 


Diet

Omnivore

Origin

Southeast Asia

Status

Watch

A peacock

Males are known as "Peacocks", females are known as "Peahens", and the babies are known as "Peachicks."


Peacock feathers are called a train. This train develops after they turn three years old. 


They do not like to be alone. 


Their sound is a low pitch that humans are unable to hear. 

Diet

Omnivore

Origin

India & Burma

Status

Least Concern

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