Just walking over the kanga's?
Dad taking the teenagers for a walk at the supermarket Emu style!
:) Very cute.
Animals are amazing how they can just cuddle up, who cares what species you are.
Emu family swimming at Monkey Mia, WA.
The photo on the right shows how frightening they can be.
The exotic birds in question weren't parrots or canaries, however… Along with animals such as alligators and wild cats, cassowaries are listed as Class II wildlife in Florida, owing to the risk that they pose. This means an owner must satisfy a number of tests and acquire a special permit from the local authorities to legally keep them.
So what exactly is a cassowary? Like their cousins the emus, these large, flightless birds with bristly feathers are ratites. They are native to the tropical forests of south-east Asia and Australia. Though size varies across the three different species (see end of article), cassowaries can stand up to 2 m (6 ft 6 in) tall and weigh as much as 60 kg (132 lb) – the equivalent of six mute swans, which are the heftiest birds native to the UK.
Don't mess with the Cassowary~
A palaeontology PhD candidate has shared an amazing image (pictured) of a Southern Cassowary claiming it was another piece of evidence that birds and dinosaurs are related
Did you hear last year in April a 75 year old man was killed by one in Florida? The bird was in a sanctuary.
Yes they can be very dangerous birds, those claws can rip you to shreds.
While the Australian Emu is on average taller, the Cassowary is known as Australia's heaviest flightless bird and plays a crucial part in the rain forest ecosystem
We used to have many holidays at Mission Beach, south of Cairns in Far North Queensland. It is well-known for the amount of cassowaries there. They are very vulnerable to being hit by cars so there were plenty of cassowary warning road signs in the area. I used to enjoy drawing them ... from a safe distance LOL.
Yes we walked through the Daintree some years ago and saw all the signs, also the signs on the beaches warning people of crocs! LOL I wish I had seen the Cassowary though. Glad I didn't see a live croc on the beach!
When I went to North Queensland for a holiday I had to see a cassowary at a wildlife place, did not have any luck seeing them in the wild, it was just after Yasi cyclone so maybe they had gone deeper inland at the time.
A tense wait is answered when the fawn springs back to life and rolls around on a towel. The young man in the video says he will take it to see a vet
Poor little thing.