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Last Updated: Saturday April 15 2006 15:53 GMT

Chicks arrive in time for Easter

Two of the babies
Easter is traditionally a time for chicks, meaning three babies at a Staffordshire theme park have made a very timely arrival.

The emus, who haven't yet been named, are only 10in high, but they'll eventually stand as tall as 5ft 10in - bigger than a lot of humans!

They have just gone on show at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth.

Their parents - named Jack and Vera - are guarding another two eggs, so there might be more chicks yet.

Keepers are hopeful the eggs will hatch in the coming weeks.

One of them added: "Jack is very protective of the chicks, but visitors will be able to see them in the enclosure."



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