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Emu

CLASS

Birds

FAMILY

Dromaiidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Dromaius novaehollandiae

WHERE IS IN THE PARK

Safari

The emu is an australian winged animal from the genus Struthioniformes, and is a flightless bird. After the ostrich, it is the second largest extant bird by size, reaching up to 190 cm of height and 55 kg of weight.
As the orchid, the emu is also a strong runner, able to reach a 50 km/h speed that compensates for the inability to fly. The emu lives in the wooded savannahs of Australia and Tasmania. In the wild, it inhabits the eucalyptus woods and heathlands of Australia, in long-term pairs or small groups.
The emu feeds on plants, seeds, sprouts, small insects or other invertebrates. The female lays up to 20 eggs, nested by males for a period of about 8 weeks. At birth, chicks weigh half a kilo and become self-sufficient at around two months of life.

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