Southern Cassowary it isn’t hard to see how birds are related to dinosaurs – it looks almost like something out of Jurassic Park with its beady eye and the horn like crest (known as a casque) atop its brilliant blue head. Yet this is very much a living species – just about. As there are only around 1,500 left in the wild the southern cassowary is critically endangered.
Yet as we encroach on its territory, this bird has garnered something of a reputation – and the statistics show it, too. The southern cassowary is the most dangerous bird in the world – and you can learn more about it over at our sibling site, the Ark in Space.