Burnum is an Australian Emu (not a Tasmanian one as they are extinct). Burnum lives at the Sanctuary with his partner Lowanna. They were being sold as a breeding pair but Jacqui could not bear the thought of these beautiful creatures being in a small area and used for breeding. Both Lowanna and Burnum will not be allowed to hatch any young (this could be quite an experience given that the male raises the young and sits on the nest and can be quite aggressive). 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.
Burnum is an Aborginal word for courage. Burnum can be sponsored for $150.00 a year. This will go towards his food as well as health treatments.