Apprentice horticulturist Catherine Welch spent her day watering the garden and the birds at Central Gardens.
Sock Puppet, the last of the animal sanctuary's hand-reared emus, loves being watered down, she said.
"Sock Puppet's the only one [of the emus] who'll have fun with it," Ms Welch said.
"They'll pant but if they're hot they'll sit down. They look after themselves really."