Australian Animal Facts - The Emu

Australian Animal Facts - The Emu
  • The Emu is native to Australia and it is believed to have existed almost unchanged for over 80 million years.
  • Emus grow to approximately 6 feet tall and is the second largest bird in the world.
  • Emu and ostrich are totally different birds. The only similarity they share is that they are both flightless.
  • The Emu is an omnivore. In the wild its diet consists of grains and seeds and small rodents, reptiles and birds.
  • Females can lay up to 60 eggs per season. The average egg production for a hen is 30 to 40 eggs.
  • The eggs are dark green and weigh 1 to 1 1/2 pounds (500 to 780 grams).
  • The male Emu incubates the eggs 50 to 60 days and then raises the chicks.
  • An Emu grows quickly and reaches its full height in one year.
  • Emus love water and are excellent swimmers.

We sell some terrific emu products in our store, from pewter figurines to plush toys, check them out here.

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