Wildlife Survival's Emus
Emu face several large problems today, touted as a new meat source, they were imported into the United States by ranchers. The public never really warmed to the concept and many Emu were killed or simply tuned loose! Texas newspapers have documented this problem in numerous articles! That's why we at Wildlife Survival are very proud to help these magnificent birds!
The flightless Emu, Dromaius novaehollandiae, family Dromiceidae, order Casuariiformes, is widespread over Australia's open country. Emus are generally nomadic, with some emus roaming over hundreds of kilometers. The adult Emu stands up to about 1.8 m (6 ft) high, and weighs about 55 kg (140 lb). Emus run at speeds of up to 50 km/h (30 mph), defend themselves by kicking, and being able to swim well. The hair like plumage of both sexes is brownish gray. The slightly smaller male incubates a clutch of 8 to 10 dark green eggs for about 60 days, each egg weighing about 0.7 kg (1.5 lb). Female Emus make a deep-throated drumming sound using air sacs in their throats whilst the male sound is generally more harsher and "throatier"
The Emu is native to Australia and the 2nd largest bird in the world
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