Ok now that i have gotten your attention! =) Before everyone attacks me for the question in the title......I understand that it is illegal and just plain morally WRONG both to the people and to the animal itself to release it into the wild. I would NEVER! and I do not advocate it. OK now that thats covered....It is a question that i have asked myself a couple times one of those JUST encase a fire or a big storm happens ect and i would have to release my emus from there pens, or they escape threw a tree hitting there fence ect. Could they survive here in PA .. and I have been asked this question MORE times than i care to ask! and i just simply do no have the answer to them. I know these birds are one of the HARDIEST creatures i have EVER come across! sleeping in the snow ect. but last year in pa where i live....a whole month straight went into the -s barely reaching 10 degrees (WHERE I LIVE) and with the wind chill MANY nights went to -35 and colder! i mean thats COLD! I know in Australia there tempts are different in different times of the year ect and in different areas. ok so thats my question. I am JUST curious folks!!! Do not jump down my throats for a question! if you read the beginning i am not planning on releasing my emus!