Emus belong to a group of birds called ratites. This group includes the other large flightless birds such as the ostrich, rhea, and cassowary, as well as the kiwi, a chicken-sized, nocturnal burrow-dwelling bird native to New Zealand.
TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Primarily feed on fruits, seeds, insects, plants, and small animals
wild 10 years; zoos 30 years
Mostly solitary birds; during nesting seasons multiple females may lay eggs in a male's nest; may form larger groups when migrating to find other food sources