The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is a large, flightless bird from Australia. It is the second-biggest bird in Australia and the third-biggest bird in the world (only the ostrich and cassowary are bigger). The emu is also very fast; it can run up to 30 mph. Emus also swim very well.

This huge bird lives in flocks in grasslands, savannahs, and the Australian bush. The emu's life span is 10-20 years.

Emus grow to be about 6 feet tall and weigh about 110 pounds. This is bigger than many adult humans. Chicks hatch from greenish-brown eggs which the male incubates.

Emus are primarily herbivores. They eat grass, seeds, flowers, young plants, and fruit. They also eat some insects.