The Emu is Australia’s largest bird. Like other members of the Ratite family, Emus are flightless.
|Emus are omnivores, they love insects, caterpillars, grubs and other invertebrates. They also like to eat stones which aids their digestion.|
|Emus are solitary creatures and although they often travel in large flocks they are simply following a food trail.They are very inquisitive birds.|
|The female then lays large, thick-shelled dark green eggs, and incubation (by the male) can take up to 60 days. Over that time, the male won’t get up to eat or drink – he is only interested in turning his eggs!|
|Listen out for the deep booming sound they make from their necks – it’s their way of talking.|