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ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites

The main threats to the wild cassowaries of Australia include habitat destruction, run-ins with traffic and domestic dogs. Feral pigs also compete for food and destroy the cassowary's nests and eggs. Last but not least, when people feed wild cassowaries they can become dangerous, expecting to be fed by any person who comes by.

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The Ratite family includes flightless birds with a flat, keelless breastbone (the keel is where the flight muscles connect). Most of their muscle is in their legs and thighs. There are only five species around the world. Cassowary, Emu, Ostrich, Rhea and Kiwi.

Our Sub-Species

Cassowary

Babinda the Southern Cassowary
Our Amazing Cassowary(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Critically Endangered

Critically Endangered

Cassowary(s) Profiles

Stomp Babinda Beepa Rocky

Emu

Eric and Brett have a bit of bloke bonding
Our Amazing Emu(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Emu(s) Profiles

Eddie Eric