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BIRDS - RATITES

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ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites

When startled, an emu can reach speeds of up to 48 kilometres an hour in short bursts. Individuals can cover hundreds of kilometres in a year!

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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