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BIRDS - RATITES

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ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites

Eric, one of our handsome male emus, not only belongs to the species of bird that grows to be the second tallest of birds in the world, but he is also capable of sprinting at speeds of up to 48km an hour.

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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

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