The emu is the largest bird that is native to Australia and is by height the second tallest bird in the world. They can run at speeds of up to 60km per hour and their long legs allow them to take strides of up to 275 centimetres. The legs of the emu is among the strongest in the world. In the wild they can live up to 10 and twenty years. Their predators are dingoes eagles and hawks, to try and escape dingoes they can try to jump and kick but with hawks and eagles they can only try to kick and swerve.
For the indigenous people they were a type of food source and the early European settlers.