[Casuarius casuarius]
  Habitat: Rainforest
  Height: 40-67'
  Weight: 63-130 lbs
  Max Lifespan: Up to 40 years in captivity
  Incubation Period:
47-61 days
  Number of Young:
3-8
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

  

 

 

 

 
-Also known as Double-Wattled Cassowary due to the two bright red flaps hanging from its neck
-Cassowaries are large, flightless birds with a helmet of tough skin on their head, used to push through vegetation in the rainforest
- The female Cassowary is dominant over the male leaving the male to incubate the eggs
-They are frugivores which means their diet consists of almost entirely fruit
-They are the largest of the three Cassowary species
-The southern cassowary got its name from a Papuan word meaning ‘horned head’.





Cassowary Coloring Sheet

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