EMU Farm Jaipur

So My Sunday started at 5:30 AM when I woke up got ready and Headed towards Old Airport which was the meeting place for all of us.
Birthday Celebration of Abhinav Lohiya
Today was a Photowalk Which was Organised by “Jaipur Photography Club”. At Our meeting place we celebrated the Birthday of Abhinav Lohiya . From There we headed to Our Destination “EMU Farm” Which was round about 12Km from there in total it was 27Km from Jaipur.
EMU Farm Jaipur
Emus are members of the Ratite family of flightless birds, which have small or underdeveloped wings. Emu, the world's second largest living bird have survived 80 million years in their native Australia where they are found in the deserts, forests and on the plains.
Emu were originally imported to the United States from 1930 to 1950 as exotic zoo stock. In 1960, the Emu was designated Australia's national bird, and an Australian government ban on exporting the Emu has been in effect for over 30 years.
Few years ago, EMU farming was started in South-West India commercially, in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala and in Maharashtra also. Because of the lucrative and on going business demand, now it is largely grown in North India. 
Emu adapt well from temperature extremes in excess of 100 degrees to below zero. No diseases have yet been diagnosed as common to the species. They can exist on a simple diet and require a lot of water, drinking 2 to 4 gallons daily. They also will play in water or mud.

Image courtesy Hitesh Adwani. . . Thanks. . . :)
Emu are quite prolific, each mature breeding pair producing 20 to 50 eggs per year. The eggs are dark avocado green, about 5 in. long and weigh on average 600 grams. The hen lays an egg every third day during the laying season ( Nov. - May). In the wild, the male incubates the eggs and raises the chicks. The eggs hatch in 52 days, producing a chick which will walk within hours and run within days.

Emu are curious and docile. Emu, when mature, stand 5 to 6 feet tall, weigh up to 150 lbs. and are long-lived up to 30 yrs. Emu are strong runners reaching 60 km/hr. in short bursts taking 9 ft. strides.
Question Is Who was More curious EMU or Photographer? . . . :P
Siddharth Seksaria & Hitesh Adwani
As we Were at the Farm so After EMU Photography we were Looking for Other Subjects and clicked some more Random Shots.
Anudeep Mathur, Abhinav Lohiya & Shipra Rajora
From There We Headed for Breakfast at MC Donalds and from There back to Our Homes at around 10:30am and that was my Sunday Morning.

This is The Website Link For Jaipuremufarms.com
By Manav Singhi

1 comment:

  1. can you share location of the farms with us as well as procedure to take permission to visit this EMU farm.
    lkushwaha@gmail.com

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