Guess Zoo: Meet Shadow from Independence

He's right behind you.

Warmer weather means outdoor activities for families, and one of the places that’s stretching its legs is the Ralph Mitchell Zoo in Independence, Kansas.

We stopped by to meet some of the residents, including Shadow the emu.

Standing more than six feet tall, emus like Shadow can run up to 30mph because they’re the only bird with calf muscles.

While Shadow loves attention, the zookeepers make sure he’s entertained in all sorts of ways.

“We add new things for him to play with, things he wouldn’t normally find necessarily to solicit natural behaviors that he would normally have in the wild. So this might be added movement, added color.”

If you want to meet Shadow or any of the other animals, you can find more information about the Ralph Mitchell Zoo.