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Australia’s heaviest bird, the cassowary stands between 1.5-2 metres in height and can weigh up to 60kg. The females are larger than the males and are also more aggressive. The casque on their head is used to for communication between one another and enables them to transmit very low sound frequencies.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary currently has a pair of cassowaries on display
The Southern Cassowary is the heaviest bird in Australia and the
second heaviest in the world.
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Considered Endangered in QLD
Tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands, and northeastern Australia.
Up to 60 years in captivity
Egg laying, 50 day incubation
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