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The Greater Rhea of Timbavati Wildlife Park

By Chris Taylor Monday, August 15, 2016

Greetings and salutations dear friends. This week we are taking a trip to South America to take an in depth look at the Greater Rhea of Timbavati Wildlife Park! It is the largest bird in South America and the 3rd largest bird in the world. Its relatives the ostrich and emu are the only ones that are larger.

My personal experiences with the Rhea also place them as less aggressive than the other two larger birds as well. If you remember the White Emu were very unhappy with our presence in their enclosure as you can see by this video where the dominant member of the flock goes after my video camera and then a photographer.

More About The Greater Rhea

The Greater Rhea is an omnivore that likes plants fruits and seeds but will also eat insects, lizards and small birds. Rheas commonly swallow pebbles. This assist them with breaking down their foods. Rhea can weigh up to 50 pounds and stand 3 to 5 feet tall.

This week’s vid has more fun facts about the Greater Rhea of Timbavati Wildlife Park.

Talk with you next week!


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Carlie says

I'm not easily imsersped but you've done it with that posting.