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Emmanuel The Emu Health Update

Close-Up of an Australian Emu

Photo: Getty Images

The viral emu that became famous for pecking the camera in his videos was knocking on death's door just days ago after an avian flu wiped out 99% of the birds on the Florida farm where he lives. A couple days ago, Emmanuel Todd Lopez's health took a turn.

Turns out Emmanuel is gonna make it. His owner, Blake Taylor, tweeted:

Emmanuel Todd Lopez tested negative for Avian Influenza at 2 separate labs, swab, fecal and blood. He does not have the virus, and is not actively shedding the virus God is good! Thank you for the prayers, the kind words, and the support. Always trust your intuition!

She explained why he was so sick.

This is great news. We understand the trauma. All but 1 other bird died on the farm. Any of us would be shooketh if all our friends died suddenly.

And his fans are thrilled.

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