Tall and majestic, the emu belongs to a group of flightless running birds known as ratites, the most primitive of the modern bird families. The ratite family includes the kiwi, ostrich, cassowary, and rhea, all birds found only in the Southern Hemisphere.
The emu is the second-largest living bird in the world (the ostrich is the largest). Adult female emus are larger and heavier than the males. Find out more!