Australia's only cassowary rehabilitation centre to close

A north Queensland vet says he could be forced to euthanise injured and orphaned cassowaries after the closure of the only rehabilitation centre for the endangered species.

The Department of Heritage Protection has announced the Garners Beach Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre in Mission Beach would close once three birds now in care were ready to be released.

Dr Graham Lauridsen, who is involved in the program, says he'll have nowhere to take birds that have been injured or orphaned by cars.

Read the full story at the Brisbane Times website.

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