Death of Missy

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...

Birth Notice – Welcome new Kuranda cassowaries

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...

Have you seen a cassowary? Tell us please.

The Southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) is in crisis. Current estimates suggest less than 1200 birds exist in the wild. A number of factors are contributing to the birds demise, but habitat loss is probably the greatest. Saving the c assowary is not...

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...