World Cassowary Day

September 26, 2015

September 26, 2015
All Day

The Virginia Zoo

Celebrate World Cassowary Day on September 26. Cassowaries are large, flightless birds that are native to New Guinea, Australia, and the surrounding islands. There are three different species; at the Zoo we have southern (or double-wattled) cassowaries .Recently a complete census of Southern cassowaries was taken in Australia. There are just over 4,000 birds left in the wild. Let’s celebrate this magnificent bird.