Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae

Notice any similarities? Emus, cassowaries and ostriches all belong to a group of birds known as “ratites.”

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ORIGIN:
Australia

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HABITAT:
Forests and savannas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
80-90 lbs
Height: 6 ft

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DIET:
Fruits, seeds, small mammals and insects

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PREDATORS:
Dingos and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp claws

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REPRODUCTION:
50-day incubation; sexually mature at 18 months

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
16 yrs in human care

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