Today we are taking delivery of 4 young Rhea.
The rheas are large ratites (flightless birds without a keel on their sternum bone) in the order Rheiformes, native to South America, related to the ostrich and emu.
Due to their native home of south America they will be sharing a paddock with our Llama and Alpaca. We also hope to be adding Mara into this enclosure.
We’re delighted to announce that we are adding 2 new birds to our collection.
2 x 5 year old female Ostrich.
The ostrich or common ostrich (Struthio camelus) is either one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio, which is in the ratite family. In 2014, the Somali ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes) was recognized as a distinct species.
It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs, and can run at up to about 70 km/h (19 m/s; 43 mph),the fastest land speed of any bird.
The common ostrich is the largest living species of bird and lays the largest eggs of any living bird.
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