Emu

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Emu’s at Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park

Dromaius Novaehollandiae

The emu is the second-largest living bird by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. The emu’s range covers most of mainland Australia, but the Tasmanian emu and King Island emu subspecies became extinct after the European settlement of Australia in 1788.

Emus are soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds with long necks and legs, and can reach up to 1.9 metres in height. Emus can travel great distances and, when necessary, can sprint at 31mph; they forage for a variety of plants and insects but have been known to go for weeks without eating.

They drink infrequently, but take in copious amounts of water when the opportunity arises.

Emus at Jimmy's Farm & Wildlife Park

Rare breed status: Least concern

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Life span 12-20 years
Range Australia
Diet Fruits, seeds, insects, flowers
Australia
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Least Concern
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They store large amounts of fat in their bodies and use these to survive while looking for more food

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