Large and heavy with shaggy, fur-like feathers, the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) cannot fly. Instead it walks, sometimes over great distances, in search of seeds and berries. When threatened, perhaps by a pack of dingoes, the emu runs at a surprising speed of up to 30 miles per hour.
- Height: 5 to 6 ft
- Weight: 66 to 130 lbs
- Lifespan: 10 to 20 yrs in the wild
- Habitat: Grassland and woodland
- Diet: Seeds and berries