ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites
The Southern Cassowary of Northern Queensland is critically endangered and it is estimated that there are less than 1000 birds left in wet tropics.
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.