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BIRDS - RATITES

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ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites

Cassowaries are frugivores (fruit eaters) and are responsible for the distribution and germination of many North Queensland rainforest trees. Without Cassowaries, our rainforests may not be able to survive.

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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

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

Eddie
Our Amazing Emu(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Emu(s) Profiles

Eddie Eric