Tag Archives: cassowaries

Death of Missy

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 2015

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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

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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.

Cassowary monitoring

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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 […]

How to identify a cassowary

Identify a Cassowary Cassowaries are like people, they are easily recognizable, but  to identify a cassowary, you do need to know what to look for.  As a result of the interest in the recent workshop conducted by Kuranda Conservation, a new page CASSOWARY IDENTIFICATION  has been added to the SAVE THE CASSOWARY menu which shows how to identify a cassowary. The […]

Motion-activated cameras capture cassowaries

5 motion-activated cameras at work in the Kuranda region Motion-activated cameras are now capturing cassowaries in the Kuranda region. KCons recently received grant funds for the cameras to help identify the number of cassowaries in the Kuranda region. Pic shows the  team getting them ready for action. Outdoor motion-activated cameras are commonly used for wildlife […]