Emu

Dromaius novaehollandiae

Large and heavy with shaggy, fur-like feathers, the emu 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

where to see themWhere to see them: Wildlife Canyon
heightHeight: 5 to 6 ft
weightWeight: 65 to 130 lbs
lifespanLifespan: 10 to 20 yrs
habitatHabitat: Grassland and woodland
dietDiet: Seeds, fruit and insects