[Dromaius novaehollandiae]
  Habitat: Savanna or scrub forest
  Height: 5 to 6'
  Weight: 66 to 100 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 10 to 20 years
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

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  • They are the second largest bird in the world. 
    The emu is flightless with wings only 1/10th the length of its body.
    Brown in color. After molting, new feathers may appear nearly black, fading to pale brown with age
  • They have two sets of eyelids, one for blinking and the other for keeping the dust out!
    They will eat a wide variety of plants depending on the season along with beetles, grasshoppers, fruit, crickets, ladybirds, lizards, ants, flowers, berries and grubs

 

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