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Cassowaries are potentially dangerous. Avoid unnecessary risks and help protect cassowaries by following theseguidelines in cassowary territory.

  • Never approach cassowaries.
  • Never approach chicks - male cassowaries will defend them.
  • Never feed cassowaries - it is illegal, dangerous and has caused cassowary deaths.
  • Consider your safety and when stopping for cassowaries. Don't block the road if visibility is poor,
  • pull over if possible, and stay in your car.
  • Always slow down when driving in cassowary territory.
  • Always discard food scraps in closed bins.


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