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Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. It is the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. There are three subspecies of Emus in Australia. The Emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest, and arid areas. The soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds reach up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height.
View Wikipedia Record: Dromaius novaehollandiae

Infraspecies

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  75.40 lbs (34.20 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  1.28 lbs (581.2 g)
Female Weight [1]  81.35 lbs (36.90 kg)
Male Weight [1]  69.45 lbs (31.50 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  17.1 %
Clutch Size [3]  9
Maximum Longevity [4]  17 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Coorong National Park II 121235 South Australia, Australia
Currawinya Lakes National Park II 372252 Queensland, Australia
Fitzgerald River National Park II 732417 Western Australia, Australia
Flinders Chase National Park II 81245 South Australia, Australia
Grampians National Park II 416373 Victoria, Australia
Hattah-Kulkyne NP and Murray-Kulkyne Park National Park II 122831 Victoria, Australia
Kosciuszko National Park II 1705480 New South Wales, Australia
Maria Island National Park II 28488 Tasmania, Australia
Prince Regent River Nature Reserve Ia 1428602 Western Australia, Australia  
Purnululu National Park II 604999 Western Australia, Australia
Riverland Biosphere Reserve Ia 1490891 South Australia, Australia
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia
Stirling Range National Park II 281371 Western Australia, Australia
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park II 332429 Northern Territory, Australia
Wilson's Promontory National Park II 119279 Victoria, Australia
Yathong Nature Reserve Ia 270264 New South Wales, Australia

Ecosystems

Emblem of

Australia

Prey / Diet

Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle)[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Clavaspis subfervens1
Leipoa ocellata (Malleefowl)1
Melanococcus froggatti1
Neomorgania eucalypti1
Trullifiorinia acaciae1

Predators

Canis lupus dingo (domestic dog)[5]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Cotugnia collini <Unverified Name>[6]
Dahlemhornia asymmetrica <Unverified Name>[7]
Dromaeostrongylus bicuspis <Unverified Name>[7]
Raillietina australis <Unverified Name>[6]
Raillietina beveridgei <Unverified Name>[6]
Raillietina chiltoni <Unverified Name>[6]
Raillietina dromaius <Unverified Name>[6]
Raillietina mitchelli <Unverified Name>[6]
Trichostrongylus tenuis[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
AB Furuviksparken
Adelaide Zoonovaehollandiae
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)
African Safari
Al Ain Zoo
Alameda Park Zoo
Albuquerque Biological Park
Alexandria Zoological Park
Alice Springs Desert Park
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
America's Teaching Zoo
Aqua Zoo Friesland
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Auckland Zoological Parknovaehollandiae
Audubon Zoo
Australia Zoo
Badoca Safari Park
Banham Zoo Ltd.
Bannerghatta Biological Park
Barranquilla Zoo
Berkshire College of Agriculture
Binder Park Zoo
Biological Park Itanagar
Bioparc Valencia
Blaavand Zoo
Blackbrook Zoological Park
 woodwardi
Blackbutt Reserve
Blackpool Zoo
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanat
Bowmanville Zoological Park
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Brevard Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Bursa Zoo (Bursa Hayvanat Bahcesi)
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Capron Park Zoo
Central Florida Zoological Park
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
Chahinkapa Zoo
Chiangmai Zoological Garden
Chicago Zoological Park
Children's Zoo at Celebration Square
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Columbian Park Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Cougar Mountain Zoological Park
Curraghs Wildlife Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Dakota Zoo
Dallas Zoo
Dartmoor Zoological Park
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dept. of National Zoological Gardensnovaehollandiae
Detroit Zoological Society
Dickerson Park Zoo
Dierenpark 'De Vleut' (Zoo Best)
Dierenpark Emmen
Dierenpark Wissel
Dr. Shivarama Karanth Pilikula Biol.Pk
Drayton Manor Park Zoo
Dreamworld Pty Ltd
Ellen Trout Zoo
Emerald Safari Resort
Espace Zoolog de St-Martin-la-Plaine
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)
Flamingo Land LTD
Folly Farm Leisure Ltd
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Fota Wildlife Park
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Fundacion Zoologica de Cali
Giza Zoological Garden
Gladys Porter Zoo
Granby Zoo / Zoo de Granby
Great Plains Zoo
Greater Vancouver Zoo
Guadalajara Zoo
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkin
Hansenberg Organia
Hattiesburg Zoo
Healesville Sanctuary
Helsinki Zoo
Henry Vilas Zoo
IAE - African Safari Wildlife Park
International Animal Exchange, Inc.
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires
Jászberény Zool.& Botanical Garden
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Jyllands Park Zoo
Kaliningrad Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Kharkiv Zoo
Kishinev Zoopark
Knowsley Safari Park
Knuthenborg Safaripark
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
Le Pal, Parc Animalier
Lee Richardson Zoo
Lehigh Valley Zoo
Lotherton Bird Garden
Louisville Zoological Garden
Manor House Wildlife Park
Marwell Wildlife
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
Melbourne Zoo
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Mesker Park Zoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Miskolc Zoo/Állatkert és Kultúrpark
Mokopane Biodiversity Conservation Centre
Monde Sauvage Safari SPRL
Moscow Zoological Park
Nagyerdei Kultúrpark KHT.
Nakhon Ratchasima Zool. Park
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
National Zoo & Aquarium
Neunkircher Zoologischer Garten GmbH
NEW Zoo
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
Oakland Zoo
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Odense Zoologiske Have
Ogrod Zoobotaniczny Torun
Ogrod Zoologiczny im. Stefana Milera
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Olmense Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Orana Wildlife Parknovaehollandiae
Oregon Wildlife Foundation
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Ouwehand Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Paradise Wildlife Park
Parc de la Haute Touche (MNHN)
Parc de Lunaret
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Paysager Et Animalier Du Reynou
Parc Safari / F.A.P.S.
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)novaehollandiae
Parc Zoologique de la Barben
Parco Zoo Punta Verde
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Parque Ornitologico de Lourosa
Parque Recreativo y Zool. Piscilago
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
Parque Zoologico Nacional, ZOODOM
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leon
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Perth Zoological Gardensnovaehollandiae
Planete Sauvage
Potawatomi Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo
Pueblo Zoo
Racine Zoological Gardens
Ragunan Zoological Park
Riverview Park & Zoo
Rodbaston College
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Sacramento Zoo
Safari de Peaugres
Safaripark Beekse Bergen
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Saitama Children's Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoo
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
Santa Fe CollegeTeaching Zoo
Schoenbrunner Tiergarten GmbH
Scovill Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Shuttleworth College Animal Centre
Silesian Zoological Garden
Silver Springs Park
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Societa Zoologica Di Pistoia S.R.L
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Staten Island Zoo
Stichting Landgoed Hoenderdaell
Sunset Zoo
Szeged Zoo
Taipei Zoonovaehollandiae
Tama Zoological Park
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Taronga Zoo
Tata Steel Zoological Park
Tautphaus Park Zoo
Territory Wildlife Park (Berry Springs
Thoiry Zoological Park
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tiergarten Bernburg
Tiergarten der Stadt Nürnberg
Tierwelt Herberstein
Toronto Zoo
Touroparc
 novaehollandiae
Tracy Aviary
Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School
Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
Trotter's World of Animals
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Turtle Back Zoo
Tygerberg Zoopark
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Utica Zoo
Valley Zoo & John Janzen Nature Center
Virginia Safari Park & Preserv Ctr,Inc
Virginia Zoological Park
Wellington Zoo Trust
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo
 novaehollandiae
Western Plains Zoo
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendael
Wildlife Safari Inc
Wildlife World Zoo
Wilhelma Zoo
Willow Park Zoo
Wingham Wildlife Park
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Xantus János Állatkert Kht.
Yokohama Zool. Gardens
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zivalski vrt Ljubljana
Zoo and Aqua-Terrarium Ltd. Pécs
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)
Zoo d'Asson
Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine
Zoo de Jurques
Zoo de La Fleche
Zoo De Servion
Zoo Dortmund
Zoo Duisburg AG
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoo Landau in der Pfalz
Zoo Melaka
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo of Acadiana
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Safari Swierkocin
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zoo Zürich
Zoobotanico de Jerez
Zool.Nacional Parque Metro De Santiago
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoological Garden of Polish Fauna
Zoological Society of London
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna
Zoologicka Zahrada Bratislava
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava
Zoologicka Zahrada Mesta Brna
Zoologicka zahrada Olomouc
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologico Nacional La Aurora
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Halle GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig
Zoologischer Garten Saarbruecken
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding

Distribution

Australia;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 27-Dec-2005, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Davies, SJJF (2002) Ratites and Tinamous: Tinamidae, Rheidae, Dromaiidae, Casuariidae, Apterygidae, Struthionidae (Bird Families of the World). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605 3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 5Who's Eating Who 6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 7Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011 Out of Africa Wildlife Park