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EMU

abbreviation for ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION.
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It's the females that are known to fight over males and while they can mate several times and lay large clutches of eggs in one season, it's the daddy emus that then get to do the incubating during which it is said he can, through starvation and lack of hydration, lose weight and look rather 'past his prime'.
The police department in the small city of Fulshear, Texas spotted an emu running free on a road, snapped a picture and posted a notice to Twitter.
The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department had been getting calls about a loose emu for days, but each time they tried to catch the big, flightless bird, it got away.
One large 15cm emu egg is the equivalent of 12 hen's eggs and they are now on sale at some Waitrose stores.
The air-conditioned EMUs will feature 3 480 mm wide cars, wi-fi, LED lighting, CCTV and wheelchair access and its maximum speed will be 130 km/h.
Although purchasing younger stock is cheaper (fertile eggs for around $25 and day-old chicks for around $100), emus do not reach sexual maturity until they are two years old.
Around 150 farms of emu birds are being operated across the state and they are attracting farmers with lucrative options.
However, wildlife experts say the emu, which can run as fast as 50kph, is unlikely to use the underpasses.
Commercial farming of emus began with small operations in Australia during the 1970s (Minnaar and Minnaar, 1992; Drenowatz, 1995).
Two other emus from the farm also bolted from their pen but were found unharmed in a nearby pumpkin field.
There was the injured bobcat, the constant trickle of neglected horses and last week an emu made the shelter its home after being rescued from freeway traffic in Acton.
When the emus pecked David, the former husband of singing legend Liza Minnelli, he pecked back and told them: "Yeah.