A quick search for ‘cassowary’ on the internet will reveal many webpages, not all of which we’d recommend! However, in addition to this website and the Cassowary Recovery Team members’ websites (follow the links in the sidebar), the following may be useful for school projects or self-guided learning. If you find a great resource that we’ve missed, feel free to post a link in the comments section.
disclaimer: the majority of these resources are external sources and the crt bears no responsibilty for the accuracy of information or views expressed.
Websites & Factsheets
- Australian Museum
- Cassowary fact sheet – Australian Threatened Species 2007
- BirdLife International
- Encyclopedia of Life
- IUCN Red List
- Queensland Government Department of Environment & Heritage
Colouring & Activity Sheets – click on the images for PDF files
—————————————————-A cassowary activity sheet is also available for purchase from EnviroPrint Australia.
Curriculum-based Activity Books – click on the images for PDF files
You can also find educational resources about cassowaries and other rainforest animals through the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Rainforest Explorer:
Tropical Topics – Cassowaries
Cassowaries feature in several of WTMA’s magazines and Tropical Topics – click on the links for PDF files:
- Tropical Topics Updated – Cassowaries
- Tropical Topics 35 – Fruit Dispersal
- Tropical Topics 79 – Weird Wildlife – Cassowary Etiquette
- Wet Tropics Magazine 2007-2008 – Cyclone Larry & Cassowaries
- Wet Tropics Magazine 2009-2010 – Chasing Cassowaries (2nd page)
Cassowaries & Culture
The “No Wabu No Wuju No Gunduy” (No Rainforest No Food No Cassowary) DVD was produced by the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation (with assistance from EnviroFund and the Wet Tropics Management Authority). It depicts the close links between Rainforest Aboriginal people and the cassowary and their fears for its future survival. Copies are available from the Wet Tropics Management Authority for educational use. Call (07) 4241-0555 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org