Lowanna is an Australian Emu (not a Tasmanian one as they are extinct). Lowanna came to the Sanctuary with her partner Burnum. They were being kept in a very small enclosure. Jacqui could not bear the thought of these beautiful creatures being in a small area and used for breeding. Burnum passed away in 2017.
The Emu is the third largest land bird, they can reach 1.5 to 2 metres tall and weigh up to 35 kilograms. They are an inquisitive creature and must be respected for the sheer strength and power of their feet which can rip through wire fencing.
Lowanna is an Aborginal word for girl.