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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Dinosaur Progeny

Cassowaries are 5.5 foot tall flightless birds. They are native to Australia and New Guinea. They have 5 inch long dagger-like claws on their middle toes, and are known for their powerful kick. Cassowaries also communicate with low frequency calls, barely on the edge of human hearing. This is believed to be related to the large, spongy crests on the tops of their heads. In the wild, Cassowaries live to be 40-50 years old. They are also basically monsters.


  1. Tim and I saw one up close and personal at the Denver Zoo! He was a weirdo/jerk.

  2. Addie and I just had a conversation regarding the cassowary. She thinks they are dumb. I thought they are very impressive, but stupid. Now I am not so sure about their low intelligence thanks to that video of the cassowary play fighting with the tree. Its easy to assume that birds are stupid, but once you see them exhibit a mammalian behavior it makes you wonder...

    "They're getting smarter", Addie says.