Cassowary is a member of a group of large, flightless birds called ratites. There are three species of cassowary that can be found in New Guinea and northeastern parts of Australia. Cassowary lives in wet tropical rainforests, lowland and highland dense forests. Because of the life in deep forests, this bird is rarely seen in the wild. Main threat to survival of the cassowary is deforestation and introduction of new species such as dogs, foxes and cats (which eat cassowary’s eggs). Cassowary is listed as vulnerable species which means that it may become endangered in the near future. That’s why we preserve this type of species in our zoo for our next generation to see.

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