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Ratites and Tinamous in North America

Discussion in 'North America - General' started by Great Argus, 18 Oct 2018.

  1. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    A particularly well known group here, with the ostriches, emu, cassowaries, rheas, kiwis, as well as the tinamous. In case anyone is wondering about the way the list here is structured, I am using the current taxonomy from the Handbook of the Birds of the World. They place all of these families under Struthioniformes, with the tinamous in the middle of the ratite families.

    As normal, only information from June 2016 forward was used. Information and corrections welcomed as always.
    **I am NOT including Ostrich and Emu farms. A few facilities have farm in the name, but they are not primarily used for breeding these birds. Looking for facilities housing for display and education.**

    Information on tinamous would be especially welcome. I found a number of photos and references of Elegant Crested and Andean Tinamous between 2010 and June 2016, including many holders not currently on the list. I couldn't find anything recent for those holders though.
     
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    Ostrich - Struthio


    Common Ostrich (65 holders)

    Abilene
    Binder Park
    Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
    Brevard
    Bronx
    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
    Calgary
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    Columbus
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Dickerson Park
    Discovery Wildlife Park
    Fort Worth
    Franklin Park
    Fresno Chaffee
    Glacier Ridge Animal Farm
    Gladys Porter
    Great Plains
    Greater Vancouver
    Henry Vilas
    Hogle
    Houston
    Indian Creek
    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Kansas City
    Lehigh Valley
    Lincoln Park
    Lion Country Safari
    Living Desert
    Maryland
    Memphis
    Metro Richmond
    Nashville
    Natural Ridge Wildlife Ranch
    North Carolina
    Oglebay’s Good
    Oklahoma City
    Omaha
    Phoenix
    Pittsburgh
    Pueblo
    Safari Lake Geneva
    Safari Niagara
    Safari West
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    San Francisco
    Shalom Wildlife
    Special Memories
    St Louis
    Summerfield
    The Wilds
    Toledo
    Topeka
    Toronto
    Utica
    Virginia
    Waccatee
    Wildlife Safari
    Wildlife World
    Woodland Park
    Zoo Atlanta (offshow till new exhibit completed)
    Zoo Miami

    Somali Ostrich (1 holder)

    Los Angeles
     
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    Rhea


    Rhea

    Greater Rhea (21-22 holders)

    Abilene
    Beardsley
    Birmingham Nature Center
    Calgary
    Detroit
    Dickerson Park
    Greenville
    Idaho Falls
    Lee Richardson
    Lion Country Safari
    Miller Park
    Milwaukee
    National
    Safari Lake Geneva
    Salisbury
    San Francisco
    Sequoia Park?
    Shalom Wildlife
    Virginia Safari Park
    Wildlife Safari
    Wisconsin Rapids Municipal
    Zoo Boise


    Pterocnemia


    Lesser Rhea (possibly 1-2 holders?)

    Frank Buck? (held before the time range cutoff, do they still hold?)
    Fresno Chaffee held one a few years back, is it still around?
     
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    Tinamou


    Eudromia


    Elegant Crested Tinamou (8-10 holders)

    Bronx? (photo just outside the timeframe, do they still hold?)
    Charles Paddock
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Idaho Falls
    Roger Williams Park
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Stone
    St Louis?
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Toronto


    Nothoprocta


    Andean Tinamou (1 holder)

    San Francisco


    Tinamus

    Great Tinamou (1 holder)

    Dallas World Aquarium
     
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    Cassowaries, Emu


    Casuarius


    Southern Cassowary (16-18 holders)

    Alexandria
    Brevard
    Denver
    Gladys Porter?
    Jacksonville
    Los Angeles
    Nashville
    National?
    Oklahoma City
    San Antonio
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    San Francisco
    Sedgwick County
    St Augustine Alligator Farm
    Staten Island
    Virginia
    Zoo Atlanta
    Zoo Miami

    Northern Cassowary (possibly 1 holder?)

    “There is at least one pair at an off display breeding center in the US” according to Hyak_ll, in Jan this year. Name of the center or location unmentioned.


    Dromaius


    Emu (55 holders)

    Alexandria
    Animal Gardens Petting
    Applegate Park
    Bear Den
    Bluebird Gap Farm
    Border City Petting
    Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
    Bramble Park
    Brevard
    Brookfield
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Capron Park
    Charles Paddock
    Cheyenne Mountain
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    Dallas
    Denver
    Dickerson Park
    Doc’s
    Franklin Park
    Fresno Chaffee
    Glacier Ridge Animal Farm
    Greater Vancouver
    Idaho Falls
    Jacksonville
    Kangaroo Creek
    Lee Richardson
    Lehigh Valley
    Louisville
    Natural Ridge Wildlife Ranch
    Oakland
    Oglebay’s Good
    Palm Beach
    Pana’ewa Rainforest
    Philadelphia
    Prospect Park
    Pueblo
    Racine
    Roscommon
    Sacramento
    Safari Niagara
    Sedgwick County
    Shalom Wildlife
    Special Memories
    Staten Island
    Summerfield
    The Creature Conservancy
    Utica
    Virginia
    Virginia Safari Park
    Wilderness Walk
    Wildlife Safari
    Woodland Park
    Zoo Tampa
     
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    Kiwi - Apteryx


    Brown Kiwi (5-6 holders)

    Bronx?
    Columbus
    Franklin Park
    San Diego (offshow)
    Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
    Toledo
     
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    Henry Vilas no longer holds Common Ostrich.

    Greater Rhea also kept by Special Memories Zoo, Timbavati Wildlife Park, and Animal Haven Zoo.

    Saint Louis does indeed keep Elegant Crested Tinamou.

    Emu also kept by DeYoung Family Zoo, NEW Zoo, Minnesota Zoo, and Timbavati Wildlife Park.
     
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    I'm sure the National Aviary in Philadelphia holds Kiwis.

    EDIT: Maybe not, anyone have more info on these Kiwis?
     
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    Forgot to mention - Common Ostrich is also kept by Como Park.
     
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    I just went to their website, and no mention of kiwi anywhere... where did you hear about them?
     
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    They were on there a while ago, and there are a few images of their exhibits.
     
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    Searching the Zoochat gallery I found a photo of a kiwi and one of their exhibit, both from Oct. 2012... didn't see anything else for kiwis at the National Aviary on Zoochat.
     
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    If you want subspecies for Ostrich, I know Bronx keeps australis, LA has a male camelus along with their two female Somali, and Phoenix has massaicus. I'm sure there are more but I don't know them

    I'm pretty sure Smithsonian National Zoo keeps Greater Rhea, as does Staten Island Zoo, Trevor Zoo, and Wildlife World Zoo.

    Tinamou-wise Bronx keeps and breeds Elegant Crested yearly, and Stone Zoo also keeps them. Where DWA is concerned I don't think anyone's seen the Great in a long time but Little Tinamou is on-exhibit. Additionally San Antonio Zoo keeps Andean Tinamou.

    Gladys Porter does indeed keep Southern Cassowary, as does Wildlife World Zoo. As for the Northern Cassowary, there is only 1.0 left in a private collection, with all other animals having been sent to a private collection in the UK presumably earlier in the year.

    For Emu you also have Action Wildlife, Bronx, Lupa Zoo, Roger Williams Park Zoo, San Antonio Zoo, Southwick's Zoo, Space Farms Zoo, Trevor Zoo, Utica Zoo, and Wildlife World Zoo. Also this is a private collection but Emerald Forest Bird Gardens also keeps them.

    Bronx does still keeps kiwi and Smithsonian National Zoo should still have them on-site.

    ~Thylo
     
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    They were on the aviary's website in late 2016, they must've left.
     
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    Thanks for all that!
    I'll add subspecies if known! I haven't bothered with subspecies for the most part since I'm already handling a lot of information, but in species with distinct subspecies I'll note them.

    Good updates on tinamou.

    By "other animals" do you mean other Northern Cassowaries?

    I count Emerald Forest Bird Gardens, tours can be made to view the facility.

    The website for the National Zoo said kiwi were only at SCBI, is that incorrect? I know they did have kiwi on display till the bird house closed not too long ago.
     
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    Toronto also keeps emus.
     
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    Busch Gardens Tampa should have Red-Necked Ostrich, too. When I get I chance I'll sit down and check for ostriches in general but most pure animals are listed as generic now due to AZA recommendations..

    Yeah other Northern Cassowaries.

    Well if/when you get to Piciformes, parrots, and/or hornbills I can give you a list of what's at EFBG.

    Well It's been a while since I've check but I'm fairly certain the plans for the new bird house still include kiwi.

    ~Thylo
     
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    Great and little tinamou are still at DWA.
     
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    Thanks! Most zoo's websites just say Ostrich.

    Ooh, a list of species at EFBG would be great!

    That would make sense, they have them readily available.
     
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    Where are the Great?

    ~Thylo