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Darwin-Nandu

Lesser rhea
Rhea pennata / Lesser rhea

Darwin-Nandu
Habitat
Shrub and bush savannahs in Patagonia and the High Andes
Continent
Südamerika
Food
Grasses and seeds, but also invertebrates like insects
Gestation/breeding period
40 days
Mode of life
Group up to 25 animals, in the mating season harems
Class
Birds
Order
Laufvögel

Did you know that?

~ 1 m
size

~ 25 kg
weight

~ 20 years
age

How endangered are Lesser rheas?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Darwin-Nandu
    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

By the way

The Nandu has the largest wings of all ratites.

Rennender Nandu

Lesser rhea at the zoo tour

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