The emoose is a native of Western Australia, and shares much of its DNA with other D. novaehollandiae species, though the emoose, D. novaehollandiae moosalis, feeds and mates very differently than its cousins.

Unlike other emus, which lay eggs, the emoose gives live birth, and the mothers carry around their younglings in the fuzzy saftey of their robust antlers. Both sexes sport antlers, though the male emoose’s are slightly sharper than the females’.

In the Perth region, the emoose is known collloquially as the uilleann-pipe bird, given the beast’s resemblance to the instrument, and its bizarre mating call, which sounds much like an amateur bagpiper.



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