IUCN: Least concern
• A large, flightless bird, the emu is the second largest bird after the ostrich. Emus can grow up to 1.9m tall.
• Emus ingest large stones to help them break down their food.
• Female emus will lay up to 15 dark green eggs into a nest built by their mate.
The Emu ( /ˈiːmjuː/ or /ˈiːmuː/; Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. It is the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. There are three subspecies of Emus in Australia. The Emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest, and arid areas.
The following photos were taken in the Wellington Zoo, New Zealand.
I am watching you! I love the glitter of your camera!
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