Emu

Emu

Note difference with Ostrich on the right.

Species: Dromaius novaehollandiae
Common Name: Emu
Natural habitat: Open grassland with widely spaced bushes and trees and perhaps near a lake
Natural foods: Fruits, young shoots and flowers, occasionally insects like caterpillars
Life expectancy: 20 Years
Other comments: Females lay eggs but it’s the father who sits on them for 8 weeks until they hatch without even getting up to eat or drink