The bird does not have an abundance of natural threats or predators in the wild and is thus classified as of least concern on the wild animals conservation priority list.
The emu, typical of large flightless birds has long legs and neck, capable of standing up to 1.9 meters tall. Emus can travel large distances and are also capable of running at high speeds of 50 kilometre's an hour when escaping from potential threats.
Emu's have rather interesting mating rituals in which the females will fight one another for a male mate and breed several times in a single. What's more, is the male emu's will then become the soul care taker's of the young, incubating the eggs before they hatch for a number of weeks and sacrificing feeding themselves in the process.
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