Most dangerous bird of the world
The cassowary is found in New Guinea and North Australia. It is a secretive forest dweller and is seldom seen but often heard croaking and bellowing. It cannot fly but runs at a great speed on its powerful legs. The cassowary is the dangerous bird in the world. Its inner toe has a long daggerlike claw that acts as a weapon and can slash open mans stomach. Because of this strange habit the cassowary is regarded as having a very bad temper. In dense forest it can even speed upto 50km. an hour.
It can grow upto a height of 6 ft and weight as much as 180 pounds. When it gets annoted it jumps in the air and delivers a vicious kick. Its naked blue head is protected by a bony helmet. Its body is covered with coarse hair-like feathers. It is the only member of the family casuariidae. cassowary live in family groups or in pairs. They like to be near water for they swim readily. They are also good fishers. According to zoologists the cassowary’s ancestors were able to fly. But in the process of evolution it become flightless.