The emu is the second-largest living bird by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. It is endemic to Australia where it is the largest native bird and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius.
Is an EMU the same as an ostrich?
The ostrich has a South American cousin called the rhea. These ostrich-like birds are smaller, only about 4 feet tall, and have three toes instead of two like the ostrich. The emu is a large, flightless bird native to Australia. ... A grown emu can stand 6 feet tall, weigh about 130 pounds and run 30 mph.
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