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EMU

 

emuThe largest bird. Emu is the second largest bird in the world after the ostrich. It can grow up to 2 meters (6.6 ft) high and around 60 kg (130 lb) in weight.  Emu is a great traveler. It can travel about one thousand kilometers in a year to reach abundant feeding areas. It is also a fast traveler. It can sprint up to 70 kilometers per hour (43 mph). They travel in pairs.
An Emu never sleeps continuously. Emu never sleeps continuously at night; instead it takes a rest in several short stints sitting down. It can wake up eight times per night because it is very sensitive to visual or aural stimuli.
Emu can swim. Emu can swim if the area in which it lives is flooded or when it has to cross body of waters such as rivers or lakes.
Emu is a heavy drinker of water. It also drink enormous amount of water though infrequently. It can drink continuously for 10 minutes. After a heavy drink, an emu can go for several days without water.
Emu is a curious bird. Sometimes, Emu pokes other animals just to see how the animals would react. After drawing reaction, the emu will run and hide as if it was playing a game. Emu also loves to follow human they met in the wild.
Emu eats stones. To help grinding the food (plants and insects) in its digestive system, Emu ingest stones, pebbles, glass, marbles, nuts and bolts, and bits of metals.
The Emu egg is very large; it is one of the biggest eggs in the world. It has thick shell and dark green in color. Emu egg is often used in decorative arts and crafts.

Emu are very powerful, an  Emu’s legs can tear down metal wire fence. Emu’s leg is one of the strongest animal’s legs in the world.