Darwin’s Rhea inhabits South American plains in Argentina and Chile. Species has a large range and currently is not considered threatened. Still, the numbers decrease. Main threats include hunting and egg collection.
■Within EAZA, captive population data are recorded in European Studbook since 2010. The studbook is currently kept by Dierenrijk, the Family Zoo, the Netherlands.
■ Listed in Appendix I of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Clade Palaeognathae – ratites
■ Order Struthioniformes – ostriches and relatives
■ Family Rheidae – rheas
■ Species Rhea pennata – Darwin’s Rhea