Darwin’s Rhea (Rhea pennata garleppi)

Darwin’s rhea (Rhea pennata garleppi), the South American version of the African Ostrich, seems out of place here at almost 4000 meters elevation on the Altiplano, but this is it’s environment!

Even in this park it’s wary of humans, so it seems it’s still hunted, or at least this generation has been hunted (they live to around 11 years).

Also called Lesser Rhea.

Altitude: 3797 metres.

It sounds like this:

Last updated on 27 June 2024