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BIRDS - RATITES

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ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites

A cassowary is capable of swallowing fruits of up to 6cm in diameter. They pick up the fruit in their strong beak and then throw their heads back to swallow.

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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.

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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