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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.



==Fact File==

Height: 5 to 6 ft

Weight: 66 to 130 lbs

Lifespan: 10 to 20 yrs in the wild

Habitat: Grassland and woodland

Diet: Seeds and berries

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