Height & Weight
Measured from the bill to the tail, emus range in length from 139 to 164 cm (55 to 65 in), with males averaging 148.5 cm (58.5 in) and females averaging 156.8 cm (61.7 in).
Sleep & Food
Emus eat a simple diet of fruits, seeds, growing shoots of plants and insects. Emus begin to settle down at sunset and sleep during the night. They do not sleep continuously but rouse themselves several times during the night.
• Emus have two sets of eyelids, one for blinking and the other for keeping the dust out!
• Emus are the second largest bird in the world. What's first? Why the ostrich of course!
• They can grow up to 2m tall.
• They can live between ten and twenty years in the wild.
• They are covered in soft fluffy feathers.
• They have two sets of eyelids, one for blinking and the other for keeping the dust out!