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BIRDS - RATITES

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ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites

Cassowaries are essential for our rainforests to survive. They eat the fruit that has fallen to the forest floor, the seeds passing throught their digestive tract unharmed. Some seeds even require this process or will not germinate. Without the cassowary, these plants would become extinct.

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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

Eddie
Our Amazing Emu(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Emu(s) Profiles

Eddie Eric