the rhea

The Rhea

Like Australian emus, rheas from the South American pampas are flightless birds. They can reach 1.60m in height and weigh from 25-30kg.

Their habitat has been destroyed through agriculture and hunting for its meat.

Classe 
aves
Famille 
rheidae
Ordre 
struthioniformes
Statut 
near threatened
Longévité 
10 years
Males incubate the twenty or so eggs laid by the female for 40 days and bring up their many offspring alone.