Scoops and Penelope

Scoops and Penelope

Rhea americana

Type: Bird

Diet: broad-leafed plants, fruits, seeds, roots, insects, and small reptiles and rodents

Average life span: 15 years

Height: 67 in from feet to head (male)

Weight: 88 lb (male)

Birthdates: Scoops was born on March 18th 2012, and Penelope was born on March 6th 2012

Arrived at the Greenville Zoo:

Protection Status: Near Threatened

Fun fact: Rheas were named after the Greek Titan Rhea, whose name was derived from the Greek Rhea, which meant ``ground``. A fitting name for a flightless bird!