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Emu (dromaius novaehollandiae) is a bird type animal. It inhabits open grasslands with bushes close to water. The weight of the animal is about 18kg - 60kg (40lbs - 132lbs) and average life span is 12 - 20 years. Human, wild dogs, birds of prey predators are the dangerous creatures for emus. See the table below to learn more facts.

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Facts about emus
NameEmu
DietOmnivore
LifestyleFlock
Conservation StatusLeast concern
Scientific NameDromaius novaehollandiae
FamilyCasuariidae
TypeBird
PhylumChordata
Life Span12 - 20 years
Top Speed40km/h (25mph)
Average Clutch Size11
Weight18kg - 60kg (40lbs - 132lbs)
Distinctive FeaturesEnormous body size and large eyes
HabitatOpen grasslands with bushes close to water
PredatorsHuman, wild dogs, birds of prey
ColourBlack, grey, brown
Skin TypeFeathers
ClassAves
GenusDromaius
Size (H)1.5m - 1.9m (4.9ft - 6.2ft)
Main PreyFruit, seeds, insects, flowers
OrderCasuariiformes
KingdomAnimalia
Image Details
Description Picture of a emu. Description Emu-face-closeup.JPG
Width 1520 pixels
Heigh 960 pixels
File type JPG
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