Are Cassowaries Smarter than Emus?

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Cassowaries are rarities, very large flightless birds in the genus Casuarius native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands and northeastern Australia.There are three extant species recognized today.

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Both of ours are tame and perform in our bird shows.

 

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In freaking incredible Joe – does the top of the head serve a certain purpose?

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 Joe Krathwohl
 
Some say it’s to punch through brush, some say it was originally to head butt predators (before they died out in Australia)….but in modern day it seems to serve no real purpose. They are living dinosaurs, so any theory could be true over time.
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Joe Krathwohl
 
The single wattled in your photo be soon be extinct in the wild. Zoos are scrambling like mad to set up breeding programs, but it’s a slow process.
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Joe Krathwohl
 
They are smarter than emus…once you get them alone and feed them mostly from your hand, they tame themselves, but they still need to be watched by experienced trainers. The bird at Jungle Island has tried to attack the kids who do the show before (according to workers at the park).
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Mine sometimes will get mad if you are too slow putting the food into his dish.
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