Lahore Zoo Veterinary Officer Dr Rizwan Khan shared that the cassowary
at the zoo is its oldest resident.
What exactly is a cassowary
and why is it so dangerous?
The reason for using two different kinds of bones for the same purpose was not clearly known until a group of researchers from Dartmouth College, conducted a detailed analysis of 11 bone daggers - five from humans and six from cassowary
"We now know [they] were laid by a gigantic oviraptorosaur, a dinosaur that would have looked like an overgrown cassowary
What sort of creature is a cassowary
? A Abird B A rodent C A lizard D Afish 9.
The title of the book echoes a classic article on folk taxonomy by Bulmer (1967), 'Why the Cassowary
Is Not a Bird'.
Will they gaze upon the Cassowary
, the Leadbeater's Possum and the Black-throated Finch and tell their children that once upon a time, these species were on the brink of extinction but for a group of people that demanded a better future?
Based on a series of real South East Asian islands, it painstakingly recreates the habitats of the creatures that live upon them from Sumatran tigers - which sadly didn't emerge for us, as it began to rain - to the most dangerous bird on the planet, the flightless Southern cassowary
Based on a series of real South East Asian islands, it painstakingly recreates the habitats of the creatures that live on them, from Sumatran tigers - which sadly didn't emerge for us - to the flightless southern cassowary
This includes new plantings and landscape lighting at the main entrance to the community center, new mulch and stone beds around the pavilion in Red Sail Park and the addition of flowerbeds on the corners of Caracara Drive and Cassowary
Other topics explored include relationships between Australian birds and those of New Guinea; Australia as a land of parrots (termites and fires have a role here); the Southern Cassowary
; birds creating habitats by spreading seed; ocean birds; and people's treatment of birds.
As well as the ostrich and the kiwi, we meet the bizarre looking cassowary
, part bird, part dinosaur, the more familiar emu and the rhea.
The kiwi is more closely related to Australia's cassowary
The results correct previous work by ACAD Director Professor Alan Cooper conducted in the 1990s, which had shown the closest living relatives of the kiwi were the Australian emu and cassowary
"New Zealand and Madagascar were only ever distantly physically joined via Antarctica and Australia, so this result shows the ratites must have dispersed around the world by flight." The results correct previous work by ACAD Director Professor Alan Cooper conducted in the 1990s, which had shown the closest living relatives of the kiwi were the Australian emu and cassowary
. "It's great to finally set the record straight, as New Zealanders were shocked and dismayed to find that the national bird appeared to be an Australian immigrant," said Professor Cooper.