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BIRDS - RATITES

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ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites

Although they have feathers, emus cannot fly because their wings are too small. Also due to the structure of the feathers they are no longer capable of creating lift.

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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

Babinda the Southern Cassowary
Our Amazing Cassowary(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Endangered

Endangered

Cassowary(s) Profiles

Stomp Babinda Beepa

Emu

Eddie
Our Amazing Emu(s) are currently on display

Emu(s) Profiles

Eddie Eric