Scientists have yet to discover the function of the unusual bony crest on top of a cassowary’s head. Also called a casque, the headpiece may help amplify the bird’s booming low-frequency sound. It may also be used as head protection as the bird navigates through underbrush and battles with conspecifics. Or it might merely be a sign of sexual maturity.
Once, somewhere in history, I remember hearing that they could disembowel someone with a kick. Since then, I have never seen any reliable source that backs this up.
I have seen sources saying that their behavior is bad enough that most zookeepers don’t want to have them, though.
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