Monday 28 April 2008

Cassowaries: World’s Most Dangerous Flightless Birds

capable of dealing fatal blows Cassowaries are very unpredictable, aggressive creatures, especially if wounded or cornered. The Cassowary lives in the rain forests of the Northern Top of Australia and New Guinea and are very shy if undisturbed, but if you get to close and it thinks you’re a threat you could receive a bone-breaking kick or get sliced by its dagger-like sharp claws.

Cassowaries are unique birds, (video) and have been in existence since the age of dinosaurs (prehistorically known as Emuwaires). They are extremely belligerent and protect their ground by nesting in flocks. They lash out with predatory instincts on their pray or enemies. They are very protective of their surroundings and keep they nest in thick vegetation. Cassowaries have a secret weapon up their sleeve, their legs are powerful and have sharp claws as long as 5 inches. They critically injure or kill their prey or enemy with a single kick. They hop into high gear with a top speed of 32mph even through impenetrable forests. They jump as high as 5 feet (1.5 meters) making them invincible to smaller animals. They are known to be exceptionally good swimmers.

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