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Emu is a large, flightless Australian bird. It is the largest bird in Australia and second largest in the world after Ostrich. It reaches 1.5 to 2 metres in height and weigh up to 60 kilograms.
Emus are good runners, they can sprint short distances at 50 km/h. But they usually just walk at 4-7 km/h, covering 10-25 km a day.
Emus are good swimmers too, as sometimes they need to cross the rivers.

Emus are quite common in the wild, like other Australian animals and birds they sometimes crossing the roads in front of the cars.
It is easier to see Emu in the wildlife sanctuary, where animals are customized to humans and you can hand-feed them. There is a good wildlife sanctuary on Phillip Island near Melbourne.

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