Emu

EMU

(Dromaius novaehollandiae)

  • Native to: The Emu is native throughout Australia and is found in many different habitats.
  • Diet: This species are omnivores, which means they eat both plants and animals, and their diet consists of grasses, plants, insects, fruit and flowers.
  • Lifespan: 10-20 years (wild), Up to 35 years (captivity)
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern.
  • Fun Facts: It is a flightless bird (due to its size and weight) and only uses its wings for steering when running at high speed and to open up and flap to cool them down. They are the second largest bird in the world, only second to the larger Ostrich, and stand up to 2m tall. The Emu has 2 sets of eyelids, using 1 for blinking and 1 for keeping dust out.

 

 

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August 15, 2018

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