World’s most dangerous bird

I know, it looks like something that came out of an ostrich-impregnated turkey, but it’s actually very dangerous.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Cassowaries are the world’s most dangerous birds, capable of dealing fatal blows. They are very unpredictable, aggressive creatures, especially if wounded or cornered. The Cassowary lives in the rain forests of Australia and New Guinea and are actually pretty shy animals if undisturbed, but if you get to close and it thinks you’re a threat you could receive a bone-breaking kick or get sliced by its dagger-like sharp claws. During WWII, soldiers stationed in New Guinea were warned to stay away from these birds, but some of them still became victims.

The Cassowary is also one of the most difficult animals to keep in the Zoo because of the frequent injuries suffered by Zoo keepers that look after them. I like a bird that can take care of itself, but, unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to help it very much against human cruelty and it is on the endangered species list, along with so many others…

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  • Loz Posted on November 20, 2008

    Hey guys,

    I’m from Canberra, for any foreigners who don’t know, that is the capital city.
    I face dangerous creatures every day here, they are called politicians!!!

    I went camping in the bush a couple of days ago, out with those funnel webs, ticks and bull ants!
    I saw goannas (who were incredibly indifferent to us) and a few possums (who ate all our chocolate biscuits which we carelessly left out over night) but the only scarey thing about the whole trip was the pit drop toilet!!! wow! what a smell!!

    We have more bugs then Europe and more venomous spiders then half the world, but America has cougers and bears which are both highly intelligent as far as I know.

    P.s cassowuries are fine. If you treat any creature with respect, and dont leave out your biscuits, you’ll be fine where ever you go. :)

  • automen Posted on December 7, 2008

    Few people know that there is actually no such bird as a Cassowary. This is what happens to a kiwi bird if you get it really angry.

  • Sassa Posted on December 14, 2008

    I think your language messed up your country. You are a good reason not to visit.

  • autoblogger Posted on December 16, 2008

    Cassowaries (genus Casuarius) are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia.))) Not Australia!!

  • Wow Posted on December 29, 2008

    that is just cool looking

  • autralia is gay Posted on January 26, 2009

    australia isnt deadly place or scary or butifull. new zealands got the most deadly animals liek moa,s and dogs and cats and dinosuars and the rare purple dragons. or u can just go to a pub and say either im autrailian or i havnt seen lords of the rings(i dont know y but it was made here so i think thats y) and everyone will try killing you. or walk otara streets at night and get stabbed by are deadly maori species or animals. so austrlia with its spiders and snakes are no match. oh and we have jesus he pretty deadly as well when hes angery.

  • showtime is a retard is right Posted on January 26, 2009

    hes right i guess all americans are fat.

  • Michelle Posted on February 24, 2009

    It is a real shame that my 9 year old daughter came across your explosive writing while researching the cassowary. Think about it before fulfilling your immature need for attention (which I have unfortunately given you). Lucky for me that my daughter understands that not all of her fellow Aussies are so obnoxious. Our country is beautiful, and most of us are friendly and intellegent. I guess though that every rose has its thorns.

  • Ozman Posted on April 23, 2009

    Some people can sure find stupid reasons to get hostile!

  • flyboy Posted on June 30, 2009

    For many years I used to fly into Darwin. While there I’d catch the sights and see the local widlife. The most amazing creatures were not out in the outback, but rather could be found in the pubs The local blokes would turn into werewolves after they drank about 10 pints, and I’d rather sleep with a saltwater croc than share a tent with one of them!

  • scudderjl Posted on November 25, 2009

    beautiful coloring on these birds, but I wouldn’t wanna take one on.

  • Raven Posted on January 3, 2010

    I saw this bird today on t.v. while i was getting ready for work, and the ppl on the show were talking about how these birds actually will hunt humans….. thats what got me interested in them. Ive never heard of a BIRD that hunts ppl!!!! I didn’t quite believe that they HUNT ppl, but i do believe that if you make it mad or have food they will probably attack a human.
    It certainly is a beautiful bird!!! I would love to have the chance of observing it for myself. It would be awsome to have it as a pet and train it to be a gaurd bird. I’ll bet that they are smart and if you got one as a young chick you could probably train it to do some awsome stuff.

  • Raven Posted on January 3, 2010

    Oh, and by the way, all you jerks who want to talk crap about ppl from other countries, first of all I am an American, (and very proud to be one) and Ill let you know real quick that not all Americans are fat, what country dosent have a few fat ppl?
    Australia IS a beautiful place from what I have seen in pictures and on the t.v. and new zealand seems to be just as beautiful. Now why on earth would some one dog out another country like that? Even more so, why on earth would some one dog out the animals that live in that country? That is just plain STUPID INMATURITY kicking in. Even though Australia started out with a bunch of criminals, look at them now!!! The ppl there are very smart, and most have college degrees. Don’t judge an entire country just because of a few idiots, because then you are just making your self look like an idiot. Every inch of this planet is spectacular and holds beauty, its just in different forms. Please grow up, and stop talking crap!!!

  • MEATCURTAIN Posted on January 4, 2010

    Man you guys know nothing.

    You think the cassowaries are a dangerous bird? You just wait until your walking along minding your own business in the outback and a Dropbear leaps from the fuckin’ trees to get you.

    This thing is a distant relative of the koala, has fangs the size of a salt water croc and hunts and kills animals up to 5 times its size – including the cassowarie

    Cassowarries don’t have shit on Dropbears.

  • Tariku185 Posted on January 4, 2010

    I lived for 21 years in New Guinea and had frequent contact with cassowaries both domesticated as well as in the wild. They can be extremely vicious and, as a bush pilot, flew several disemboweled patients to hospitals after suffering attacks by domesticated cassowaries. While some call them endangered, they are quite abundant in the lowlands areas of New Guinea island and are commonly hunted and eaten.

  • OMFG Posted on January 7, 2010

    O-M-F-G,

    You lot are a real worry. Not only is your grasp on the English language tenuous (at best) but your knowledge of both history and fauna is appalling!

    Cassowaries although at times aggressive, have killer dance moves and in 2007 a now famous Cassowary won Australian Idol.
    Go Casey… respect.

    As far as your history is concerned – Australians, as has been recently proven, are the direct descendants of either Rolf Harris or Kamahl.

    Go Cassowary’s – you are killer

  • Kathy H. Posted on February 20, 2010

    These are good comments on Australian history. YOU almost forgot to mention the bird. Ha%}. It is a pretty bird, as always, you should be careful not to make wild animals angry.

  • cammyhogland Posted on May 25, 2010

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  • cammyhogland Posted on May 25, 2010

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  • wonda Posted on November 18, 2010

    which one is world most dangerous bird ?

  • zed Posted on March 18, 2011

    why do you all bicker over whose better and not admire the bird if ya wanna talk thats what e mail and phones are for

  • MitzyMoo Posted on June 4, 2011

    Good one about the dropbear. We have jackalopes and snipe in the US that are just as easy to find as the dropbear.

  • Thomas Posted on September 20, 2011

    LOL. I totally Google’d “dropbears.” Good call, buddy. Well played.

  • helena o'connell Posted on January 8, 2012

    Oh Pleeeese!
    How many recorded deaths have there been from a cassowary attack?
    Erm.. ONE
    That was in 1926 and was caused by two rather nasty teenage boys who decided to try and kill the bird (unprovoked)with clubs
    Understandably it fought back and one of the boys died later from injuries (I’d call it nemesis or karma personally)
    There are reports of injuries from their claws (they are well armed)
    But considering the amount of slaughter that humans inflict on their own kind and other non-human animals, I know which I’d regard as dangerous (and it’s not the cassowary)

  • janeisha Posted on January 10, 2012

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that thing is very dangrous and it can kill u omg

  • changling Posted on February 15, 2012

    Hey Folks, You think you have dangerous critters lurking in the wild?
    Let me give you a heads-up, here in the U.S., our most dangerous creature is presently sitting the Oval Office.

  • Phyllis Chen Posted on February 23, 2012

    Heehee. Does this ever remind you of Kevin from UP? :D