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.
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.