- Their diet consists of fruit, fungi, and insects but mostly fruits.
- In the Vietnam War, soldiers in New Guinea were warned to avoid this bird but it still killed many of them. Their middle toe has a long, murderous claw capable of easily ripping through major organs and also has a very powerful kick.
- The cassowary panics easily
- Lays 3-8 eggs. At 9" by 14"They are the 3rd largest in the world. Males protect babies for 9 months.
- Will breed in captivity.
- At 4 years of age the female cassowary is much larger then a male.
- Scientific classification
- SpeciesCasuarius casuarius