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It’s almost a week since Fathers Day. I am proud that my son is a good father to his children   Damian and kids

My grandchildren also have a dedicated mother but baby emus are incubated and brought up by their father. He mates in summer or autumn, builds the nest and sits on the eggs for two months while Madame Emu is off laying more eggs. After the chicks hatch the father has to build up his own strength as well as help his babies feed and protect them from predators. There may be up to eleven young ones but at Tower Hill eagles and foxes are hard to elude and when emu families are seen feeding there are usually no more than four babies.IMGP0034This father has three babies .IMGP0031 IMGP0029

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