Jul 15, 2006

Toe Nail Head

The cassowary is a native of New Guinea and portions of Australia. They are in the same category of large flightless birds as our esteemed ostrich and emu.

Aside from their blue coloration and frugivoriousness (they eat fruit primarily), they are famous for the horn on the top of their heads. This one looks like a rotten toe nail. Nice.

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Rasmus - ursuppen.dk said...

Cassowaries aren't just ugly, they're mean as well. No other zoo animal have killed more zoo keepers.

Raging Wombat said...

Wow I had no idea. I can't imagine being shredded by the talons and gored by that horn ...