Common Emu
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The Emu is a large flightless bird that can be up to 3m tall and weigh more than 90kg. They are found in Australia and Tasmania, but emu farms exist all over the world because of their many uses. They can run at up to 70km/h making them difficult prey for humans and other predators.

Emus have a brown coat with dark brown spots or stripes on their body and tail feathers. They also have bright yellow eyes and a muscular neck which they use to fight off predators such as dingoes, wild cats and even human hunters.

Emus are very large birds and can run really fast on their two powerful legs. They do this when they feel threatened or need to escape from predators such as foxes or dingoes. The emu is also one of the few birds that does not lay eggs, instead it lays a single egg inside its body which then hatches into a small baby emu!

Animal population
630,000 - 725,000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification

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Geeky Facts about the Common Emu

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Second largest bird in the world.

Fact 2

It can run up to about 30 miles (50 kilometers) per hour.

Fact 3

They have an omnivore diet.

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Walk Western Australia's Kimberley
Walk Western Australia's Kimberley

Walk Western Australia's Kimberley

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Australia
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Active
Activity level
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4 - Demanding

10 days from

£2,180 / person

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Wild Kimberley Overland
Wild Kimberley Overland

Wild Kimberley Overland

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Australia
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Active
Activity level
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3 - Average

11 days from

£2,285 / person

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Broome to Perth Safari
Broome to Perth Safari

Broome to Perth Safari

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Australia
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Adventure Tours
Activity level
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

10 days from

£1,630 / person

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South Australia & the East Coast
South Australia & the East Coast

South Australia & the East Coast

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Australia
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Active
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2 - Light

23 days from

£5,199 / person

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The Best of Australia
The Best of Australia

The Best of Australia

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Australia
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2 - Light

22 days from

£6,895 / person

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Australian Highlights
Australian Highlights

Australian Highlights

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Australia
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Small Group
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1 - Easy

13 days from

£7,205 / person

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Iconic Australia and New Zealand
Iconic Australia and New Zealand

Iconic Australia and New Zealand

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New Zealand, Australia
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Active
Activity level
Activity Level
2 - Light

23 days from

£8,599 / person

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Untamed Pilbara & West Coast
Untamed Pilbara & West Coast

Untamed Pilbara & West Coast

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Australia
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Adventure Tours
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3 - Average

13 days from

£5,705 / person

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Discover Australian Southeast
Discover Australian Southeast

Discover Australian Southeast

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Australia
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Small Group
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9 days from

£1,407 / person

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Untamed Kimberley
Untamed Kimberley

Untamed Kimberley

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Australia
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3 - Average

11 days from

£5,570 / person

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Uncover Australia - Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock & Sydney
Uncover Australia - Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock & Sydney

Uncover Australia - Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock & Sydney

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Australia
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2 - Light

20 days from

£7,999 / person

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Grand Tour of Australia
Grand Tour of Australia

Grand Tour of Australia

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Australia
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Small Group
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30 days from

£9,075 / person

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Darwin to Broome Outback
Darwin to Broome Outback

Darwin to Broome Outback

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Australia
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10 days from

£1,850 / person

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Kimberley Trail
Kimberley Trail

Kimberley Trail

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Australia
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3 - Average

14 days from

£2,940 / person

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Grand Tour of Australia
Grand Tour of Australia

Grand Tour of Australia

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Australia
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Small Group
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1 - Easy

20 days from

£6,399 / person

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Discover Australia
Discover Australia

Discover Australia

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Australia
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2 - Light

12 days from

£4,829 / person

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The Wonders of Australia
The Wonders of Australia

The Wonders of Australia

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Australia
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3 - Average

30 days from

£9,149 / person

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Darwin to Perth Overland
Darwin to Perth Overland

Darwin to Perth Overland

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Australia
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4 - Demanding

24 days from

£3,265 / person

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Broome to Darwin Outback
Broome to Darwin Outback

Broome to Darwin Outback

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Australia
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4 - Demanding

10 days from

£1,850 / person

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Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure
Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure

Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure

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Australia
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3 - Average

6 days from

£1,296 / person

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Best of Western Australia - 8 days
Best of Western Australia - 8 days

Best of Western Australia - 8 days

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Australia
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Small Group
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2 - Light

8 days from

£2,215 / person

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Best of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand
Best of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

Best of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

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Australia & New Zealand
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Active
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2 - Light

38 days from

£8,249 / person

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Hike the Great Ocean Walk
Hike the Great Ocean Walk

Hike the Great Ocean Walk

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Australia
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Walking, Hiking & Trekking
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4 - Demanding

7 days from

£1,775 / person

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Wildflower Wanderer
Wildflower Wanderer

Wildflower Wanderer

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Australia
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Small Group
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2 - Light

7 days from

£2,110 / person

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Monkey Mia Dolphins & West Coast
Monkey Mia Dolphins & West Coast

Monkey Mia Dolphins & West Coast

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Australia
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Small Group
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2 - Light

5 days from

£1,714 / person

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Western Wonderland
Western Wonderland

Western Wonderland

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Australia
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Small Group
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2 - Light

15 days from

£4,855 / person

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Walk Western Australia's Kimberley
Walk Western Australia's Kimberley

Walk Western Australia's Kimberley

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Australia
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Active
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4 - Demanding

13 days from

£2,700 / person

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Perth to Darwin Overland
Perth to Darwin Overland

Perth to Darwin Overland

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Australia
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4 - Demanding

24 days from

£3,265 / person

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Perth to Broome Safari
Perth to Broome Safari

Perth to Broome Safari

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Australia
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10 days from

£1,630 / person

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Walk Western Australia's Kalbarri & Coral Coast
Walk Western Australia's Kalbarri & Coral Coast

Walk Western Australia's Kalbarri & Coral Coast

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Australia
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3 - Average

8 days from

£2,560 / person

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Broome to the Bungle Bungles
Broome to the Bungle Bungles

Broome to the Bungle Bungles

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Australia
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Active
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3 - Average

5 days from

£1,140 / person

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Iconic Australia and New Zealand
Iconic Australia and New Zealand

Iconic Australia and New Zealand

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Australia & New Zealand
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Active
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2 - Light

23 days from

£8,599 / person

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The Great Kimberley Overland
The Great Kimberley Overland

The Great Kimberley Overland

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Australia
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3 - Average

13 days from

£2,940 / person

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The Wonders of Australia with New Zealand add-on
The Wonders of Australia with New Zealand add-on

The Wonders of Australia with New Zealand add-on

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Australia & New Zealand
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48 days from

£14,348 / person

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South Australia, Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road
South Australia, Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

South Australia, Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

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Australia
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Small Group
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2 - Light

10 days from

£2,099 / person

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Melbourne to Kangaroo Island Adventure
Melbourne to Kangaroo Island Adventure

Melbourne to Kangaroo Island Adventure

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Australia
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Adventure Tours
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2 - Light

11 days from

£2,564 / person

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Australian West Coast Cruiser
Australian West Coast Cruiser

Australian West Coast Cruiser

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Australia
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Small Group
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3 - Average

12 days from

£1,656 / person

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Highlights of Australia
Highlights of Australia

Highlights of Australia

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Australia
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2 - Light

17 days from

£5,099 / person

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