ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites
Male cassowaries are responsible for hatching the eggs. The male will sit on the nest for about 50 days and look after the chicks for their first nine to 18 months.
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.