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Why Can't An Emu Fly?

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Emus live all over Australia and although they are classed as birds, they are one of the very few birds that can't actually fly. It is related to a group of birds called ratites. Other ratites include the ostrich from Africa and the rhea from South America. Ratites have wings but the bones in their chests do not have anywhere for flight muscles, which is what a bird needs to fly.

Emus, however, are the only birds to have double feathers. This means that the bird looks like it had hair, rather than feathers. Emus' necks don't tend to have many feathers on them and their skin is a bluish colour. Emus are omnivorous which means that they eat both plants and meat. They diet consists of fruit, seeds, insects, flowers and green plants.

Emus have a bit of a reputation for being aggressive birds, particularly to humans, however, they are not naturally aggressive bird and will only attack humans by way of defence and if they feel threatened.
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They can't fly because they don't have hallow bones like most birds do. They have think bones like huans do and afre to heavy to fly.
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I'm guessing Emus can't fly because they're too fat for they're little wings to carry them. But I do know that the longest recorded chicken flight was 13 seconds :D
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Emus can't fly because their wings are to weak to carry such a heavy body of theirs.

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