The Emu is a prehistoric bird that originated about 80 million years ago in Australia. The soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds reach up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height, they have long thick necks and long strong legs. The length of their legs give them the ability to stride nearly 10ft. There eye sight is good and they also have great hearing for detecting predators and in captivity they can live for 20 years.

Did You Know…

When the female lays the eggs, the male is the one who covers them to keep them warm!

Diet – Grass, fruit and seeds

Threat Status – Least Concerned

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