Introducing the Emu, a fascinating and iconic bird native to Australia! Emus are the largest birds native to Australia and are known for their distinctive appearance and interesting behaviors.







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The emu is a large flightless bird native to Australia. It is the second-largest living bird by height, after the ostrich. Emus have long necks and legs, and they are covered in soft, brown feathers.

They have small, vestigial wings and a distinctive beak. Emus are well adapted for running and can reach speeds of up 48 kilometers per hour.


The lifespan of emus in the wild is typically around 10 to 20 years.

However, in captivity, where they are protected from predators and provided with proper care, emus can live longer, with some individuals reaching up to 30 years of age or more.

Weight & Diet

Emus are hefty birds, with adults typically weighing between 40 to 60 kilograms. They have long legs and powerful muscles, which make them well-suited for running.

In terms of diet, emus are omnivores, meaning they eat a variety of foods. Their diet primarily consists of plants such as grasses, leaves, seeds, and fruits.

Did You Know?

  • Emus are excellent runners and can reach speeds of up to 48 kilometers per hour!
  • They are the second-largest living bird species in the world, standing tall at around 1.9 meters on average.
  • Emus are descendants of ancient birds that have been around for millions of years.
  • Male emus are responsible for incubating the eggs and caring for the chicks once they hatch.
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