Alice Springs Desert Park

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The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the second largest bird in the world next to the ostrich, being Australia’s largest living flightless bird. It has height up to 1.9 metres and can weigh more then 45 kg.

This emu at the Alice Springs Desert Park, was quite inquisitive.

Images © CK Leel / Images © Ausemade PL


For more details on this bird, check out our Fauna > Emu. Additional information on the Emu in Aboriginal culture, can be found under our Aboriginal Symbols section.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Casuariiformes
  • Family: Casuariidae
  • Genus: Dromaius
  • Species: Dromaius novaehollandiae

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