Average Lifespan in the wild: 30 - 40 years
Size: 2.1 - 2.7 m
Weight: 100 - 160 kg
Origin: Mainland Australia
Did you know?
- The Mini Emu is the second largest bird in the world. It cannot fly however while running it could reach the impressive speed of 50 km/h. Emu uses its wings as 'rudders' to help it change direction while running.
- Contrary to popular belief, Mini Emus do not bury their heads in the sand. Incase of danger it rather leans down and presses its neck towards the ground in order to hide itself.
- Mini Emues typically eat plants, roots, and seeds but will also eat insects, lizards, or other small creatures. They sometimes ingest stones and glass shards that help squash food in the digestive system.
- Emus do not sleep continuously at night but in several short stints sitting down.
- Emus are expert swimmers