Welcome back to Cassowary Dad, his new chick and as well, a young adult, Bunda (pictured), all spotted in the Black Mountain Road Region. Concerns were held for our very senior Dad who seemed to go missing for a couple of months. Please do take care on the roads, cassowaries and other local beasts are not […]
Flowering right now. Give a living tree.
Visitors reported a ‘sleeping cassowary’ in the forest. On investigation, Missy was found, dead apparently for a couple of days. KCons took her over to the Kuranda Vets. There were no outward signs of injury – vehicle strike or dogs or fighting with another bird. The Kuranda Vet, Andrew Easton, reported that Missy died from a ruptured bowel with […]
WORLD CASSOWARY DAY Saturday 26 September 2015 The second World Cassowary Day at the C4 and Mission Beach Visitor Centre, on the beach at Porters Promenade All day event for the whole community. There will be lots of displays, including one from KCons, guest speakers, competitions, Aboriginal dancing, stories, native animals, music and food The event is being […]
Give a living tree. What a great thought! For $10 Kuranda Conservation will gift wrap plants to the value of $10 and include a greeting card as well. Gift vouchers to any value are also available. The nursery is almost always open at 1 Pademelon Lane Kuranda, 40938834. All proceeds go towards cassowary preservation in Kuranda.
Please support Cassowary conservation to help save the world’s most impressive bird! Launched from beyond the Black Stump 8th March 2015 Karl the Cassowary, mascot for world cassowary day in September.
New Kuranda cassowaries: To Dad and Missy, two chicks, date of birth, recently! Great news that two new Kuranda Cassowaries have been sighted, especially after our last very sad post about Harriet/Wattle. Dad and Missy have been observed in the Black Mountain Road area with two chicks. Please take extra care if you are driving on […]
Visit the Plant me instead! page for native alternatives to exotics and pest plants (weeds) The Plant Me Instead! are local plants of similar size and flower colour to the non natives or exotics, so your garden or bush aesthetic can be maintained with natives. These enhance our ecosystem to the benefit of a wide range of its animals and insects. Sometimes of course, there is no […]
Death Notice We are extremely sorry to tell you that the cassowary known as Harriet or Wattle was killed by vehicle strike on Black Mountain Road on Friday. The bird did not die instantly and was later found by passers by, mortally injured but still breathing. KCons was alerted and she was transported to […]
First shots for our Cassowary monitoring programme from the motion-activated cameras set up near Black Mountain Road. They show a cassowary about to cross the road. Also captured are the logging trucks which use the road. The drivers recognize the need for care and slow down at this recognized cassowary crossing, but it does highlight […]