ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites
Cassowaries can live up to an amazing 60 years of age in captivity, and there are some reports of them living up to 40 years in the wild.
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.