Watch the Birdie – Edinburgh Zoo

Or is he watching us?

Southern Cassowary

This is a southern cassowary from the rain forests of Indonesia, New Guinea and North Eastern Australia. Flightless like his cousins the ostrich and the emu, he’s a bad-tempered old bird and in the wild has been known to kill humans with his razor-sharp talons. However he is one of those rare birds who makes a good single parent dad, incubating the eggs and bringing up the chicks on his own.


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