It’s bath time for this father Cassowary and his baby. We were walking down to a creek in the Daintree in North Queensland and nearly bumped into them. We stepped back a respectful distance and filmed it. There is no sound as others saw us filming and came over to ask questions, so I will have to create the sound for it later.
There are three species of Cassowary, all are found in New Guinea, but one ranges south into Australia – the Southern. It is critically endangered here with small populations and dwindling habitat. Car strikes and dog attacks are further trimming numbers down. The future is not too bright for this amazing bird.