Tuesday, 24 November 2015

In Defense Of The Cassowary, The Maligned Killer Of The Bird World

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Do a quick search of 'cassowary' and you will find that almost everything written about Australia's heaviest bird has to do with its reputation as a killer of men. In the annals of birds that are thought to be a dangerous threat to humans, cassowaries may just be king.

And given that cassowaries are the third largest bird species on the planet, looking like some sort of prehistoric holdover, it's no wonder they are so often painted as avian monsters.

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