Student Name Yasameen SALEH
Common Name: southern cassowary
Biological name: casuarius casuarius
Description: The casuaius casuarius is a big animal and has many colours black, orange, blue and it also has small eyes and a big beak.
Habitat: The dense rainforest cassowary’s secretive nature makes them difficult to see.
Location: Northern Queensland through New Guinea and Eastern Indonesia.
Diet: Cassowaries prefer fallen fruit, but will eat small vertebrates, invertebrates, fungi, carrion and plants.
Conservation Status: The southern cassowary is listed as 'Endangered' under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Interesting Facts:The cassowary has also been named the most dangerous bird in the world. Their heavy, muscular legs have three toes bearing a large dagger-like claw used for fighting and scratching.