Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius

All about that bass: southern cassowaries produce extremely low-pitched vocalizations.

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ORIGIN:
New Guinea and Northern Australia

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HABITAT:
Lowland rainforests and swamps

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
60-130 lbs
Height: 3-5 ft

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DIET:
Fruits, small mammals and insects

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PREDATORS:
Unknown

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Long, sharp claws and powerful legs

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REPRODUCTION:
1-2-month gestation; sexually mature at 3 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
20-40 yrs in human care

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