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Rhea is an Animal Rescuer
Diego and rhea
Airdate Wednesday, December 19, 2007 (Canada and UK)
Friday, March 7, 2008 (Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 (DVD)
Monday, April 19, 2010 (Nick Jr.)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 2
Episode 19 (aired)
16 (produced)
Written by Luisa Dantas
Storyboard by:
Carol Datuin
Jose Silverio
Directed by George Chialtas
Previous Alicia Saves the Crocodile
Alicia and Whitetail to the Rescue (UK Airings)
Next Whistling Willie Finds a Friend

Rhea is an Animal Rescuer is the 19th episode of Go, Diego, Go! from Season 2, as well as the Season 2 finale. However, it's the 16th episode of Season 2 in production order.

Characters present[]


Rhea feels bad because he's a bird that can't fly, but he learns that he can do a lot of other great things when he becomes an animal rescuer and saves the day with Diego!


While Diego practices his Super Catch, a rhea calls for help because a pair of cuckoo birds are mocking him because he can't fly. Diego reaches the place where it's happening and ends the mocking. Diego invites Rhea to be an Animal Rescuer for the day and together they set off to rescue a nest of baby cuckoo birds. Along the way, Rhea protects some Rhea eggs from the Pumas then tip-toes up the Slippery Rocks, and they finally make it just in time to catch the baby cuckoo birds as they fall from their tree.

Animal Sound of the Rhea[]



Facts about rheas learned[]

  • Rheas live in the grasslands, not the snowy coasts because they're too cold.
  • Rheas can run. In reality, Rheas are great swimmers, but can't swim in cold water, thus making them one of the animals to drown easily in cold water.
  • Rheas hide their eggs by turning into bushes, not tables because eggs can easily be seen on tables.
  • Rheas have long necks, not short ones.
  • Rheas cannot fly due to gravity, their wings being too small, and their bodies being too heavy to lift off the ground.
  • Rheas are afraid of pumas.

Animals found by Click[]

  • Horse
  • Maned Wolf
  • Rhea


  • Baby Jaguar and the Bobo Brothers don't appear in this episode.
    • Rhea takes the place of Baby Jaguar when he helps Diego.
    • And the cuckoo birds also take the Bobos' place as the antagonist of this episode when they are at first mean to Rhea.
  • Diego does not use Rescue Pack in this episode.
  • Diego doesn't say "Excelente", he instead says "Yay!"
  • A falling whistle sound effect is heard when the coconuts are falling and Diego catches with both hands.
  • This episode premiered exactly 1 year after Jorge the Little Hawk Learns to Migrate! premiered.
  • This is the second episode featuring the Corre, Corre song, first being Diego's Wolf Pup Rescue.
  • This episode was released on the same day of the European release date of the Meshuggah album, "obZen," with that being, March 7th.
  • When Alicia says, "Say, 'Zoom!'" sped-up, the audio is taken from Little Kinkajou is in Beehive Trouble.
  • When Click says, "Does this sound like the animal in trouble?" the audio is taken from Cool Water for Ana the Anaconda.
  • Although this episode premiered in 2007 on (Nick Jr. UK and Nickelodeon Canada), 2008 on Nickelodeon and DVD and 2010 on Nick Jr., it was made in 2006 according to the credits.


  • At the end of credits, there's 2 typos, the video change into the picture scenes, and the red and blue parrots have no nick jr sign on it.
Go, Diego, Go! Season 2
Diego Saves Baby River Dolphin | Diego and Baby Humpback to the Rescue | Little Kinkajou is in Beehive Trouble | Macky the Macaroni Penguin | The Iguana Sing Along | Panchita Prairie Dog Finds a New Prairie | Diego Saves Christmas | The Great Jaguar Rescue | Diego the Hero | Sammy's Valentine | The Great Roadrunner Race | The Tapir's Trip Home | Jorge the Little Hawk Learns to Migrate! | Giant Octopus to the Rescue | An Underwater Mystery | Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue | Diego's Safari Rescue | Baby Jaguar to the Rescue | Diego and Alicia Save the Otters | Alicia Saves The Crocodile | Alicia and Whitetail to the Rescue | Rhea is an Animal Rescuer

Go, Diego, Go! Season 3
Green Iguana Helps Abuelito Plant a New Strawberry Farm | Kicho's Magic Flute | Rainforest Rhapsody | Gorilla Fun | Rhea is an Animal Rescuer* | Whistling Willie Finds a Friend | Super Flying Squirrel to the Rescue | Diego and Porcupine Save the Piñata | The Bobo's Mother's Day | It's a Bug's World | Diego and Dora Help Baby Monarch Get to the Festival | Diego and Dora Save the Giant Tortoises | Alicia and Whitetail to the Rescue* | Manatee's Mermaid Rescue! | Tuga Helps the Moon | Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween! | Egyptian Camel Adventure | A New Flamingo Mami | The Great Polar Bear Rescue
* - Denotes held-back episode