RHEA

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Rhea americana

HABITAT:  Grasslands and open brush, pampas, of South America.

CONSERVATION STATUS:  Least Concern

FUN FACT:  The rhea has a good sense of hearing and sight, allowing them to detect predators from far away.  The ability to run with strides of almost five feet, and dodge and turn suddenly by using their wings like rudders, enables them to escape enemies.

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