40 Australian Creatures You Never Thought Existed

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Cassowary (Casuarius)

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Australia’s answer to the velociraptor, this giant prehistoric looking chicken can grow to 2m in height. Though no one has died from a cassowary attack in recent years there are constant reports of people being charged when attempting to feed these animals. Be careful. See those big feet. That toe in the middle has a nail that can slice any part of you open. There is an active conservation effort in place to protect these majestic birds so if you see one, it’s best to leave it alone.

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