Cassowaries, genus Casuarius, are ratites that are native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, East Nusa Tenggara, the Maluku Islands, and northeastern Australia. There are three extant species. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Casuarius
Higher classification: Casuariidae
Length: Southern cassowary: 3.3 – 5.6 ft., Dwarf cassowary: 3.2 – 4.4 ft. [Encyclopedia of Life]
Mass: Southern cassowary: 97 lbs, Northern cassowary: 100 lbs, Dwarf cassowary: 40 lbs
I just found this photo while culling some of my megaclutter. I don’t remember taking it! I imagine it was when I was at the zoo in London, as that is the only possible place I could have run into a Cassowary and that zoo is, or was, very open, which I thought was considerate of the animals.