Emu oil is derived from the fat of the bird. An Emu is one of a few birds that build up fat storage as part of a survival mechanism. The Emu can live for months without food or water, stay a healthy bird and reproduce while living in one of the most inhospitable places on earth, the Australian Outback.
The male Emu sits on his cluster of eggs for 54 days without leaving the nest for food or water. The seasonably accumulated fat layer is his only source of nutrition during this time. His nutritional requirements for his survival are stored in his fat/oil reserves.
Hibernating animals such as bears, hedgehogs, snakes, etc, also accumulate this type of nutrient dense fat, seasonably built up and depleted.
The Emu is the only known warm-blooded animal able to provide this type life-sustaining fat/oil on a commercial basis.
This article applies to: Walkabout Health Products Australian Emu Oil