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.
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
Locations in Zoos and Exhibits
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