live anywhere in Australia's open country. The emu is the second
largest bird, standing about 1.5 m. (5 ft.) tall and weighing
55 kg. (120 lbs.). If endangered, they can defend themselves
by kicking and although they can't fly, they can run as fast
as 50 km. per hour (30 miles per hour) and they are good swimmers.
female lays 8-10 dark green eggs. The male then sits on them
until they hatch which is usually about 60 days. They are covered
with grayish-brown hairlike feathers. They have a long neck and
legs and a short, stubby tail.