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Emus are the second-largest members of the Ratite family.

Emus are members of the ratite family which also ostriches, cassowaries, and rheas. Emus have grayish to brownish body feathers provide almost complete protection from solar radiation. Each emus foot have three forward-facing toes that allow it to grip to the ground, thrusting the birds forward. They have lifespan average of 10 to 20 years in the wild.

Emus love affairs have known to be females to fight viciously over unpaired males. Mating pairs stay together up to five months after which lay large emerald-green eggs in expansive ground nest. The male incubate the eggs about seven weeks and roasting male lose up to a third of their body weight without drinking, feeding, defecating or leaving the nest.

Natural predators of the emus include dingoes and wedge-tailed eagles. Apart from that, threat from human farm emus for their meat and eggs. One emu egg can make omelet big enough to feed four to six adults. Plus, Emus also well known for their oil since people use emu oil for conditions such as high cholesterol, dry skin, wound healing and sore muscles.

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