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<span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; ">Large and heavy with shaggy, fur-like feathers, the emu (</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; ">Dromaius novaehollandiae</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; ">) cannot fly. Instead it walks, sometimes over great distances, in search of seeds and berries. When threatened, perhaps by a pack of dingoes, the emu runs at a surprising speed of up to 30 miles per hour.</span>
 
<span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11pt; ">Large and heavy with shaggy, fur-like feathers, the emu (</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; ">Dromaius novaehollandiae</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; ">) cannot fly. Instead it walks, sometimes over great distances, in search of seeds and berries. When threatened, perhaps by a pack of dingoes, the emu runs at a surprising speed of up to 30 miles per hour.</span>
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<li style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Height: 5 to 6 ft</li>
 
<li style="margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt">Height: 5 to 6 ft</li>

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Large and heavy with shaggy, fur-like feathers, the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) cannot fly. Instead it walks, sometimes over great distances, in search of seeds and berries. When threatened, perhaps by a pack of dingoes, the emu runs at a surprising speed of up to 30 miles per hour.

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  • Height: 5 to 6 ft</li>
  • Weight: 66 to 130 lbs</li>
  • Lifespan: 10 to 20 yrs in the wild</li>
  • Habitat: Grassland and woodland</li>
  • Diet: Seeds and berries</li>
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