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Emus are Australia’s largest native birds. Although they have wings, they’re too small to allow them to fly. Instead, emus have calf muscles and three toes to allow them to run and jump. Their strides can reach 275 centimetres and they can reach a speed of 50km an hour. Although they eat a variety of plants and insects, emus are known to have gone several weeks without food. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary allows our beautiful emus to roam freely in selected areas of our 27 hectare, coastal rainforest property and interact with our guests.
Emus have two sets of eyelids. One is used for blinking and the other is used to keep dust out.
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Most common in areas of savannah woodland and sclerophyll forest in Australia
Up to 40 years in captivity
Egg laying, 56 day incubation
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