Tag Archives: Kuranda

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 […]

Death Notice

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 […]

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 […]

VOLUNTEERS at KCONS

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VOLUNTEERS AT KCONS FROM GE POWER AND WATER KCons welcomed these volunteers from GE Power and Water who spent a busy afternoon potting, weeding and planting a new site. The members, who met together in Cairns for a conference, are from all over Queensland, and volunteer in many capacities in as many organizations across the state. […]