The emu is the second-largest living bird by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. It is endemic to Australia where it is the largest native bird and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius.
Emus have long necks and two sets of eyelids, one for blinking and one to keep the dust out. They have long feet with three toes on each foot. Each of their feathers has a double shaft.
Annual Cost of Care
The cost to care for this animal per year is $125.
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