GET SOCIAL
NEXT EVENT
Our Animals

BIRDS - RATITES

CHECK OUT AUSTRALIA ZOO'S AMAZING ANIMALS!

Australia Zoo Education Programadopt an animal group experiences

ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites

Cassowary droppings contain hundreds of seeds gathered over hectares of rainforest. These seeds are then dispersed and help to maintain habitat for future cassowary populations and other wildlife that inhabit the rainforest.

Crikey - More Animal Facts!

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

Brett with Beepa
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