LANDi - Emu
Common name: Emu
Taxonomy: Dromaius novaehollandiae
Level: OMNI | Form: FLEE
Status: COMMON | BiOME: SCRUB
Overcomes: Drought | Fire
LANDi has a BOOMBOX in his throat, which he can use to communicate with others over more than 2km away! By creating loud, deep vocalisations, this Superpower helps LANDi to warn off predators and warn other LANDi’s that they’re around.
When sleeping, LANDi will use the s-shaped curve of his neck to enact his MOUND Superpower. By wrapping it around his body, he forms the shape of a large boulder, to fool would-be predators into walking right by him!
LANDi has special, black-tipped feathers on the ends of her wings which enable her RADIATION power! She soaks up the heat of the sun with these wingtips, and the inner plumage then insulates the skin. This protects her in the harsh world of the desert.
With amazing lungs which pump oxygen around the body like an evaporative air conditioner, LANDi uses her AIRCON power to stay cool in the desert heat, or warm at night. This amazing homeothermic ability means she maintains her inner temperature even in ranges from -5 to 45 degrees!
LANDi’s DUSTBLOCKER means he can survive in areas where big storms whip up endless dust, blinding the average species or Ranger. Using secondary membranes on each eye, LANDi shields himself from the dust onslaught.
Using muscular legs perfectly adapted to harsh environments, LANDi’s SPEED power moves her across the landscape at 50kmh! This puts her out of reach of most threats.
iNGO In a Clash against iNGO, LANDi automatically loses. Despite being able to time their jumps to escape the jaws of this predator, young LANDi’s can fall victim to a concerted attack.
LANDi automatically loses a Clash to AUDAX, who will target the chicks to pluck them away out of reach of full-grown LANDis!
The Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) is RiNU! RiNU come in two colour morphs: dark and fawn. A litter of RiNU can include both colours! RiNU was once found across eastern Australia but is now restricted to Tasmania. RiNU are nocturnal, hunting alone at night. About the Eastern Quoll Though she be but little, she is …
Win 1 of 5 giant Species Posters featuring every ANiMOZ species! As an ANiMOZ Ranger, your job is to learn as much as you can about Australian wildlife, and work to protect our many endangered animals. So to help you fully appreciate all the different species that make up the World of ANiMOZ, we’re giving …
The Red Handfish (Thymichthys politus) is OLi – the world’s rarest fish! The Red Handfish is found in only two small patches of reef in south-eastern Tasmania There are only around 100 adult OLi left in the wild! They are so rare that scientists will not disclose where their second population is to prevent poaching …
The Australian Dingo (Canis lupus dingo) is iNGO – an Apex Predator from the ANiMOZ Scrub BiOME! iNGO arrived in Australia on boats with Indonesian seafarers sometime between 8000-4000 years ago and are most closely related to the New Guinea Singing Dog They live in family groups and are an important part of the ecosystems …
From the Field: Headquarters speaks to real-life Rangers working to save ANiMOZ species like iNGO the Dingo! In our From the Field series, we talk to people working across Australia to save the many animals you know from the World of ANiMOZ. Today, we hear from Ranger Zali from the Australian Dingo Foundation! Ranger …
HORRiD is the thorny dragon (Moloch horridus)! Species report on the thorny devil A real-life dragon with fantastic superpowers lives in the Australian desert! Horridus – their scientific name – means “bristly”, named for their spikey appearance The thorny dragon only eats ants, and can only feed when the temperature is above 24 degrees! …
CORO is the purple-crowned fairywren (Malurus coronatus)! Species report on the purple-crowned fairywren Coronatus – CORO’s scientific name – literally translates to “crowned” An adult wren only weighs 9-13 grams There are two subspecies: the purple-crowned fairywren and McGilivray’s fairywren They live across the northern portion of Australia, from the Kimberly to the Gulf …
In our Ranger Community series, we hear from ANiMOZ Rangers out in the field about how they use the game to learn about, teach about and support wildlife. The Rangers from Newland Park Kindergarten shared their recent newsletter article with Headquarters about how they use ANiMOZ! Read it in full here: Amelia and her …
FULi is the Golden brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula fuliginosus)! Species report on the Golden brushtail possum FULi is the same species as the Common brushtail possum, but with a genetic mutation that makes their fur a golden colour Their colour makes them conspicuous to predators, so they are rare and found primarily in Tasmania …
2020 was the first full year of ANiMOZ being out in the Ranger community! Whilst it was a challenging 12 months both for Rangers and endangered species, we’re proud to say we helped make an impact. We supported three organisations working to save some of your favourite ANiMOZ creatures out in the wild: Foundation for …