ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites
When startled, an emu can reach speeds of up to 48 kilometres an hour in short bursts. Individuals can cover hundreds of kilometres in a year!
The Ratite family includes flightless birds with a flat, keelless breastbone (the keel is where the flight muscles connect). Most of their muscle is in their legs and thighs. There are only five species around the world. Cassowary, Emu, Ostrich, Rhea and Kiwi.