Scientific Name: Casuarius casuarius

Found In: Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea

Size: Cassowaries are very large birds growing up to 71 inches in length.

Diet: Herbivore: Eats mostly fallen fruit, although it is fairly undiscriminating.

Threat Level: Least Concern – Cyclones are considered a threat to the species in Australia and hunting is a threat in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Facts: Cassowaries are flightless birds.

Virginia Zoo Cassowaries: male Boris and female Portabella