Where was the emu discovered?
Being native to Australia alone, the emu was discovered in Australia.
Australia had many more native animals when it was first discovered than it has now. A small selection of the now-extinct creatures includes: Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) Lesser bilby Tasmanian emu Kangaroo Island emu King Island emu Gastric brooding frog Paradise parrot Eastern bettong Desert rat-kangaroo Central hare-wallaby Toolache wallaby Tammar wallaby Crescent nail-tail wallaby Western barred bandicoot Desert bandicoot
As a matter of fact, three species of emu are now extinct. The King Island emu (or Black emu), Tasmanian emu and the Kangaroo Island emu (or Dwarf emu) are all extinct as a result of being hunted for food by whalers and sealers in the 19th century. The mainland emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is able to defend itself against predators, outrunning them with its high speed, endurance and exceptional ability to turn quickly.