Alpacas

Rhea

Habitat

Grasslands of South America

Diet

Mainly herbivorous eating grass and plants but can also eat insects and small vertebrates

Conservation

Threat Level: Near Threatened

Declining due to hunting for eggs, feathers and meat

Here at the Zoo

The Rhea are one of the large flightless birds. We have a pair here at the zoo that are friends with the Alpacas