Emu Dromaius Skull Replica

$135.00

The Emu is a large, flightless ratite that is native to Australia. The Emu can achieve speeds in excess of 31 MPH. Emus are herbivores eating green foliage, seeds and insects. Recently the Emu has been farmed World Wide for its meat, feathers and oil.

Description

Emu Dromaius Skull Replica measures 6 inches. Emu Dromaius Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Dromaius novaehollandiae is the scientific name. Emu Dromaius skull measures 6 inches long, 2 7/8 Wide and 2 1/4 Height. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The emu or Dromaius novaehollandiae is the second largest living bird by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. It is endemic to Australia where it is the largest native bird and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius.

The emu’s range covers most of mainland Australia, but the Tasmanian, Kangaroo Island and King Island subspecies became extinct after the European settlement of Australia in 1788. The bird is sufficiently common for it to be rated as a least-concern species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The emu or Dromaius novaehollandiae are soft feathered, brown, flightless birds with long necks and legs, and can reach up to 6.2 ft. in height. Emus can travel great distances, and when necessary can sprint at 31 mph.

They forage for a variety of plants and insects, but have been known to go for weeks without eating. They drink infrequently, but take in copious amounts of water when the opportunity arises.

Emu or Dromaius novaehollandiae breeding takes place in May and June, and fighting among females for a mate is common. Females can mate several times and lay several clutches of eggs in one season.

The male does the incubation; during this process he hardly eats or drinks and loses a significant amount of weight. The emu or Dromaius novaehollandiae eggs hatch after around eight weeks, and the young are nurtured by their fathers. They reach full size after around six months, but can remain as a family unit until the next breeding season.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 3 × 2 in
Emu Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Casuariiformes
Family: Casuariidae
Genus: Dromaius
Binomial Name: Dromaius novaehollandiae
Conservation status: Least Concern