The cassowary, looks like a giant prehistoric turkey walking on stilts with a large pointed helmet on its head. It is the second largest bird in the world. It is also the most dangerous bird on the planet. If threatened it will attack with a swift karate-kick with its powerful legs equipped with dagger-like claws.
This endangered dinosaur bird is a shy solitary animal that lives in the rainforests of northern Queensland in Australia.
With only 1,200 left in the wild, this endangered bird faces certain extinction. While the cute Koala gets all the attention, the oddball cassowary, which is actually far more endangered than the koala, gets little funding and attention. It may not be long before it too becomes extinct.