8 things you should know about the Emu

1  Emu oil possesses anti-inflammatory, healing and anti-aging properties.

2  It’s the second largest bird (Ostrich is the biggest), measures 5 ft high and weighs about 120 lbs.

3  The flightless Emu is widespread over Australia’s open country.

4  When trying to defend themselves they kick, and can swim as well.

5  The emu has served as a source of food got hundreds of years.

6  The Emu appears on the Australian coat of arms as the national bird.

7  Emus are fast runners and have been clocked at speeds of up to 50 mph.

8  Emus survived  a brief “emu war” in 1932 … when an attempt was made to clear them out using machine guns.