Emu Skeleton on Nest with Chicks

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Lot 1069W
Emu Skeleton on Nest with Chicks

US$ 12,000 - 15,000
£ 9,600 - 12,000
Emu Skeleton on Nest with Chicks
Dromaius Novaehollandiae
Modern

An adult male emu Dromaius novaehollandiae skeleton assembled in a brooding position on a nest. Male emus exclusively incubate and raise offspring. The adult skeleton is positioned atop eight emu eggs, two of which have hatched to reveal two emu chick skeletons. The skeletons were prepared by Todd L. Green, a researcher at Colorado State University. Green has studied splayed-leg disorder in captive emus, which is the condition from which the present emu chicks suffered. The adult emu in the presentation was killed by a wild bobcat in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This is a wonderful representation of emu nesting behavior. The offering includes an informational plaque, the scientific name and a list of bone pathologies. The display stand may also be used as a cargo case.
Display measures 60 x 48 x 28 inches
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