Emus are native to Australia and may live up to 30 years. They are between 4 and 6’6 tall and weigh between 80 and 120lbs, are very inquisitive but not aggressive by nature. They mature at about 2 years and the female can lay 30 – 40 dark green eggs in the winter period. The unusual fact with emus is that it is the male that incubates the eggs for about 56 days. The chicks when they hatch are striped with speckled heads.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dromaius novaehollandiae
STATUS: Least Concern
HABITAT: Savanna, shrubland & grassland
NATURAL DIET: Fruit, seeds, plant shoots, small animals & insects
HEIGHT: 1.58m to 1.89m