Wild rheas in Germany

This is a  video about a lesser rhea male and his chicks.

From DPA news agency in Germany:

Schattin, Germany – Birds as big as human beings are breeding out of control near Germany’s Baltic coast, giving a shock to sparrows, blackbirds and other small-fry native species. The newcomer is the nandu [rhea], a tough, ostrich-style avian from Argentina which is normally bred for meat and feathers.

Six of them escaped from a German farm eight years ago and began multiplying furiously in a nature reserve south of the German city of Luebeck. Thanks to German nature-conservation laws, the pushy nandus can grin at hunters, because no one is licensed to kill one.


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