German zoos welcome their newest stars
An unusual family could be seen at Worms Animal Park this summer. The rhea, or nandu, is a flightless bird from South America. Chicks are usually cared for by their father - but in this case, dad wasn't up to the job. So Gertrud the hen had to step in, and has been a wonderful foster mom. But with rheas growing up to well over a meter in height, her adoptive brood will quickly tower above her!
Author: Iveta Ondruskova / clg