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  Cassowaries - info and games
Cassowaries in Danger: Southern and Northern Cassowaries are threatened species because of habitat loss; estimates of their current population range from 1500 to 10,000 individuals.
Cassowaries are considered to be one of the most dangerous animals to keep in zoos, based on the frequency and severity of injuries incurred by zookeepers.
Cassowaries (from the Indonesian name kasuari) are part of the ratite group, which also includes the emu, rhea, ostrich, moa, and kiwi.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /content/animals/animals/birds/cassowary.htm   (744 words)

 Cassowary Husbandry
Cassowaries, a familiar rainforest species, are widely held in captivity for educational displays as they represent both a flagship species for rainforests and the unique group of birds known as ratites.
The wattles are absent in the Dwarf Cassowary.
Cassowaries have been bred in enclosures as small as 200 square metres though this was divided in half to separate the pair and was additionally heavily planted (Hopton 1992).
www.cassowary.com /workshop.html   (10515 words)

Cassowaries kept in zoos often have damaged casques and beaks due to the birds knocking their heads against fencing.
It is difficult to determine the sex of cassowaries, as the plumage of males and females is similar.
Cassowaries have been know to live up to 40 years in captivity, while there are unconfirmed reports of individuals reaching 60 in the wild.
www.cassowaryconservation.asn.au /noframedocs/Cassowary.html   (2827 words)

 The Cassowary in Captivity
Cassowaries are flightless and belong to the ratite group, which is probably the oldest living branch of the the birds.
Other parts of the cassowary that grow are the feet with their three toes; all the distal phalanges are sheathed completely inside keratinous nails, especially the very long, sharply-pointed inside ones which may eventually reach 18 cm.
Cassowaries are likely to reach a great age; 20 years is quite common, and 39 is the record in modern times.
www.species.net /Aves/Cassowary.html   (4743 words)

 Plants and Animals in the Wet Tropics - Birds - The Cassowary
Cassowaries are Gondwanan in origin and were concentrated in the small part of the supercontinent that later broke apart and became the present areas of Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and some of the eastern island groups of Indonesia.
A cassowary is a solitary animal and when it is a sub-adult, it is banished from the home range of its father.
Dogs can easily chase it down and kill it; an adult cassowary already resident in that forest can attack it and perhaps the young cassowary may not be able to find sufficient food in a foreign area where it is disoriented.
www.wettropics.gov.au /pa/pa_casso.html   (1173 words)

 Cassowary Cape Tribulation Daintree National Park
Usually cassowaries are very shy but when they feel threatened or want to protect their young they can lash out dangerously with their powerful legs and jump and kick with both legs at once.
Cassowaries are very capable of killing dogs by disemboweling them and have injured people, though only one death has been recorded, more on this on cassowary attacks.
Cassowaries are crucial to the survival of the rainforest, as many of the seeds are too big to be dispersed by any other birds.
www.rainforesthideaway.com /capetribulation/cassowary.htm   (1120 words)

 UW Cassowary Constraint Solving Toolkit
Cassowary is an incremental constraint solving toolkit that efficiently solves systems of linear equalities and inequalities.
Squeak port of Cassowary by Joshua Channing Gargus.
It includes material on Cassowary from the UIST paper, plus a description of the Java, C++, and Smalltalk implementations and their interfaces, along with additional details, corrections, and clarifications.
www.cs.washington.edu /research/constraints/cassowary   (573 words)

 What is a Cassowary?
The cassowary is the third largest bird in the world, and resides on the mainland of Australia and in New Guinea.
Cassowaries are quite tall, the largest standing 6 feet (1.82 m), and can weigh up to 130 pounds (approx 59 kg).
The temperament of the cassowary has discouraged entrepreneurs from attempting to market their very large, green-blue eggs, which are 3-5 inches (7-12 cm) in length.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-a-cassowary.htm   (532 words)

 The Environmental Literacy Council - Southern Cassowary
Though the cassowary cannot fly, it can run thirty miler per hour or faster and jump four or five feet in the air, and it is an excellent swimmer.
The cassowary survives mostly by eating fruit, and since fruit seeds pass through it intact, it is considered crucial for dispersing seeds throughout the rainforest.
The Cassowary is categorized as "Vulnerable" by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, largely because so much of its habitat has been destroyed by development.
www.enviroliteracy.org /subcategory.php/250.html   (513 words)

 Southern cassowary - Casuarius casuarius - ARKive
Cassowaries are large, flightless birds that are related to emus and found only in Australia and New Guinea.
Cassowaries have stout, powerful legs and long feet with 3 toes; the inner toe on each foot has a sharp claw that can reach up to 80 mm in length.
The name cassowary comes from a Papuan name meaning ‘horned head', referring to the helmet of tough skin born on the crown of the head.
www.arkive.org /species/GES/birds/Casuarius_casuarius   (215 words)

 Cassowary Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
The Cassowary is a large, flightless bird from Australia and New Guinea.
Cassowaries have powerful legs and a helmet-like crest on the head.
Cassowaries can run up to 32 mph (50 km/hr) and jump up to 5 feet (1.5 m).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds/printouts/Cassowaryprintout.shtml   (315 words)

 Science Netlinks: Science Updates
But that's precisely the problem with the cassowary: in the wild, these birds are very reclusive and survive by making themselves hard to spot.
Recording and analyzing their calls may help him map out the distribution of the cassowary across New Guinea (and parts of Australia), and whether any particular population is threatened.
In fact, it's often easier for a human to feel the call of the cassowary than to hear it: one researcher compared it to a small earthquake.
www.sciencenetlinks.com /sci_update.cfm?DocID=199   (667 words)

 cassowary. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Their diet consists mainly of fruits and berries, although some eat insects and small animals.
Cassowaries are notoriously vicious and have attacked and killed men with their sharp, spikelike toenails.
Cassowaries are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Casuariiformes, family Casuariidae.
www.bartleby.com /65/ca/cassowar.html   (199 words)

There are three kinds of cassowary, two found in New Guinea and one, the Southern Cassowary, found in northern Queensland.
The cassowary has a horny helmet, called a casque (say cask), on its head.
The seeds pass through their bodies, and so the cassowary plays an important part in spreading seeds of rainforest plants.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/casso.htm   (246 words)

 Cairns Birding Tours • Cassowary Tours • Australia Birding Tours, Australia
We offer quality small group birding tours in the following areas, Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands, Cape York/ Iron Range, Outback North West Queensland, Darwin Kakadu and the Top End, and the East Coast of Australia.
Choose from our range of scheduled tours, or let us design a tour to meet your specific requirements and find the target species that you would most like to see.
Cassowary tours is open to all birdwatchers from beginners to avid listers and bird photographers.
www.cassowarytours.com.au   (194 words)

· Cassowaries are a large flightless bird belonging to the "Ratite" family
· The cassowary is the only bird in the world to have any type of protective armour: they bare a grey, helmet which protects the birds head as it makes its swift way through the thich undergrowth of the rainforest
· The female Cassowary lays 3 to 6 large pale green eggs on forest litter and may be served by a number of males during the breeding season
www.giveusahome.co.uk /australian/cassowary.htm   (375 words)

Cassowary is also one of the six master cards within this deck and needs to be heed if he comes your way.
Cassowary is card number 13 in the deck which vibrates to the numerology of 4 "The Number Four is the orchestrator, the interpreter of all forms, ideas, planning’s, renditions, insights, dream-works.
Cassowary earns it’s respect by the fact that he has the reputation of being a formidable adversary when threatened.
www.angelfire.com /wi/innerwisdom/cassowary.html   (551 words)

 cassowary - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
cassowary, common name for a flightless, swift-running, pugnacious forest bird of Australia and the Malay Archipelago, smaller than the ostrich and emu.
Cassowaries are notoriously vicious and have attacked and killed men with their sharp, spikelike toenails.
Cassowaries are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Struthioniformes, family Casuariidae.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-cassowar.html   (410 words)

 Cassowary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Cassowary is a large, timid bird of the the rain forests of New Guinea and northern Australia.
Cassowaries cannot fly, but they are well adapted to living in the dense undergrowth of the rain forests.
Cassowaries are shy and secretive birds but, if cornered, they may leap and kick out with their long, dagger-like claws.
www.animalweb.com /animalworld/showanimal.asp?iid=920   (162 words)

 Chakoro Nature Reserve - The Cassowary
Cassowaries face many dangers in their natural habitat, and most chicks are lost before they become sub-adults.
Cassowaries are very bad at crossing roads because they seem to be unable to grasp that a car off in the distance is going to be here in five seconds.
When they are in the forest, cassowaries are furtive and very difficult to photograph, but they enjoy the sunshine too, and are often seen walking along the forest edge, ready to duck for cover if anything should surprise them.
home.austarnet.com.au /davekimble/cassowary.htm   (1329 words)

 Animal Portal - Cassowary
Cassowaries kept in zoos often have damaged casques and beaks due to the birds knocking their heads against fencing.
It is difficult to determine the sex of cassowaries, as the plumage of males and females is similar.
Cassowaries have been know to live up to 40 years in captivity, while there are unconfirmed reports of individuals reaching 60 in the wild.
www.animalport.com /animals/Cassowary.html   (2031 words)

 Double-Wattled Cassowary Facts - National Zoo| FONZ
Flightless birds, cassowaries are covered in coarse fl feathers, with the exception of the skin on the head and throat which is brightly colored red and blue.
Cassowaries have powerful legs and feet that enable them to run up to 30 miles per hour and jump as high as five feet.
Cassowaries have been traded throughout Asia for at least 500 years, and it is believed that this is how the double-wattled cassowary reached Australia.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/Birds/Facts/FactSheets/fact-cassowary.cfm   (962 words)

 The High Kicking Cassowary
Cassowaries are ratites, a group of flightless birds that includes the extinct moas of New Zealand and elephant birds of Madagascar, as well as the living South American rheas, African ostriches, New Zealand kiwis, and Australian emus.
The double-wattled cassowary's tall and bladelike casque is not merely decorative-the bird lowers its head and pushes through dense forest, using the casque to clear a path through the tangles.
Although not endangered, cassowary populations were greatly reduced in the late 1800s, when sugar planters destroyed many of the birds and used their skins for hearth rugs and doormats.
www.hrw.com /science/si-science/biology/animals/birdhouse/cassowry.html   (1236 words)

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Cassowary also tells us that we need a balance of the male and female aspects within us at all times, and emphasising feminine or masculine behaviour over another is neither healthy for this stage in our life, or appropriate.
Cassowary as shadow totem often presents to people who are frightened of their own ability to defend themselves to the point of killing when needed.
Cassowary brings this wisdom to the surface, but it can be a hard pill to swallow for those who are only just realising that there is so much of themselves that they simply don’t know.
www.wicca.com /celtic/forums/view_topic.php?id=11137&forum_id=4   (2170 words)

 Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: Cassowary
Double-wattled or Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius – Australia, New Guinea, Aru Island, and Ceram; One-wattled Cassowary Casuarius uniappendiculatus - New Guinea and Yapen Island; Bennett’s or Moruk Cassowary Casuarius bennetti - New Guinea, New Britain, and Yapen Island.
Cassowaries feed on fallen fruit, particularly the fruit of laurel trees, but will eat almost anything, including dead rats, birds, live skinks, reptiles and even fungi that they might find on the ground.
Cassowaries are important disperser’s of seeds, depositing them many miles from where they were picked up.
www.jaxzoo.org /things/biofacts/Cassowary.asp   (1092 words)

 The southern cassowary: Threatened species and communities
The cassowary has draping, shiny fl plumage and a colourful naked neck and head – brilliant blue and purple with long, drooping red wattles and an amber eye – topped with a helmet-like structure known as a casque.
The cassowary uses its feet and its hard, helmet-like casque to sift through leaf litter, mostly for a wide variety of fallen fruit, but also for dead animals, snails, fungi and other rich organic matter, and it occasionally plucks fruit from low branches.
The cassowary is critical to the survival of many rainforest plants, spreading the seeds of about 150 species.
www.environment.gov.au /biodiversity/threatened/publications/cassowary.html   (853 words)

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