EmuPhoto by Mark Rose

Scientific Name: Dromaius novaehollandiae

The emu is the second largest living bird. It is not only flightless, but can move at speeds up to 30 miles per hour due to its powerful legs.

  • Size: Height: Average 5 feet 7 inches
  • Diet: Seeds, fruits, flowers, young shoots, insects,small vertebrates; pebbles and charcoal to help grind up food in the stomach
  • Habitat: Savanna or grassland, forest and scrub forest
  • Range in the Wild: Australia

Conservation Status

Listed as Least Concern.

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