Cassowary

No. 225429

by Safari Ltd
$5.99USD

Cassowaries are large, flightless bird found throughout New Guinea and northern Australia. They have a reputation for being ornery and attacking humans without provocation, although there are less than 250 documented cassowary attacks on record.

  • Scientific Name: Genus Casuarius
  • Characteristics: Cassowaries are part of the “ratite” group, which is composed of emus, rheas, ostriches, and kiwis. Learn other awesome facts about this unique creature with our life-like and scientifically accurate model!
  • Size and Color: Standing 3.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches long, this cassowary figurine is roughly the size of a deck of cards stood on its side. Cassowaries can easily be identified by the brown casque on top of their head, as well as their blue face and neck, and predominantly black body.
  • The Cassowary is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History:

    Because of their small range of suitable habitats, cassowaries are especially affected by habitat loss and over hunting. Of the three species, the southern cassowary is classified as vulnerable, the northern cassowary is classified as endangered, and the dwarf cassowary is classified as a species of least concern due to a recent boom in their population numbers.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 6.25 L x 2 W x 9 H
    • Size in inches: 2.46 L x 0.79 W x 3.54 H
    • UPC: 095866000493
    Present Status The northern and southern cassowaries are red listed as vulnerable and the dwarf is listed as near threatened primarily due to hunting and habitat loss and fragmentation. The hunting is not considered sustainable and the statuses for all three species will get worse if major changes are not implemented.