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.

The following images of the emu were taken at the Alice Springs Desert Park.

Images © G Sully / 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.


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