Cassowaries cop bad rap: conservationists

"DON'T be fooled by their bad-bird reputation - cassowaries need your help.

Only 1000 southern cassowaries, known for the large horn-like casque on their head, are thought to remain in far north Queensland.

Growing to a height of up to 180cm, the cassowary has long been regarded as the world's most dangerous bird.

But according to Rainforest Rescue conservation scientist Jennifer Croes, that's a title Australia's heaviest bird doesn't deserve."

Read the full story on The Australian website.

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