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    World's Most Dangerous Bird On The Rampage

    NewsBird NewsFriday 18 February 2011
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    The destruction of rainforests by Cyclone Yasi in Queensland has caused a new problem in the region

    The damage caused to Queensland, Australia by Cyclone Yasi has brought with it a new problem in its aftermath: the cassowary, referred to by many as the world’s most dangerous bird – and also one of its most endangered, with a population of less than a thousand left in the wild. The cassowary is normally found in the Queensland rainforest, but the flooding has seen it move into urban areas in search of food after its habitat has been destroyed. The cassowary is a large flightless bird that has actually been known to disembowel humans, and is able to kill a horse with just one kick, amazingly. Their claws measure 12 inches long and they themselves weigh around 10st and are 6 feet tall. Cassowaries are generally peaceful but if they feel threatened can be extremely, extremely dangerous. The Queensland state government has warned humans not to approach them or try to feed them.

     

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