Rhea at Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park
Rheas are large, flightless birds with grey-brown plumage, long legs and long necks, similar to an Ostrich. They are grassland birds and both species prefer open land.
For the most part, Rheas are vegetarian and prefer broad-leafed plants but they also eat fruits, seeds and roots, as well as insects such as grasshoppers and small reptiles and rodents.
Rare breed status: Near threatened
|Life span||8-10 years|
|Diet||Fruits, seeds, insects, flowers|
Rhea has large wings but it is a flightless bird because it lacks a breast bone which connects muscles required for flying
Meet some more of our birds
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