Crocworld welcomes Elliot the Emu to the family

24 January 2023

Last week, the Scottburgh-based Crocworld Conservation Centre welcomed a new addition to its fold – Elliot the Emu. Ryne Ferguson, Crocworld Conservation Centre Bird Curator commented: “We’re very excited to welcome Elliot to the centre, he’s already settled in very well among the rest of the barnyard crew!” Emus are flightless Australian birds and the second tallest bird on the planet after the ostrich. Elliot joins many other bird residents at Crocworld, both indigenous and exotic, among them Cape Vultures, Booted Eagles, Fish Eagles, and Mute Swans. The centre is also home to a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids, with the on-site animal farm a great place for youngsters to interact with goats, bunnies, guinea pigs and more! There are also daily crocodile feedings and talks at 11am and 3pm from Tuesdays to Sundays. For more on Crocworld, its residents, and events, visit, ‘Crocworld Conservation Centre’ on Facebook or call 039 976 1103. Contact Fish Eagle Café, call 083 658 7073 or email