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A flightless bird and basically found throughout Australia, with the exception of Tasmania.  My mother remembers being terrified of the emus as a little girl because they would stalk up and try to take food from your hands. One even stole a camera! Nowadays they are more difficult to come so close to.
1.6 to 1.9m (5'2" - 6'2") and up to 45 kilograms (100 lbs)
Females are heavier than males

 

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