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Jungle Royalty: the enigmatic cassowary
There’s still much to discover about Australia's enigmatic rainforest-dwelling cassowary. The world’s second-heaviest bird remains shrouded in mystery. Living in the shadowy world of northern Queensland’s ancient rainforests, the southern cassowary still sometimes surprises scientists and wildlife carers with unusual and rarely documented behaviours. One of the most significant conservation challenges facd by the southern cassowary include habitat loss and fragmentation, the birds are also killed in significant numbers by vehicle strikes and dog attacks.