1) Female cassowaries lay clutches of 3-5 eggs. Males brood (sit on) these for about 50 days before they hatch. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 2) Cassowaries live in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 3) They can jump almost 2 metres into the air. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 4) Males weigh up to 55kg and females up to 76kg. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 5) Adults grow up to 2 metres in height. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 6) In terms of protein, they are known to eat snails, insects and crabs. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 7) When threatened, they can use their claws to defend themselves, kicking forward with both feet. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 8) They prefer fallen fruits, but will also eat flowers and mushrooms. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 9) Male cassowaries raise the cassowary chicks, staying with them for the first 16 months of their lives. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 10) They can run at 50km/hr. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 11) They inhabit tropical rainforests and coastal wetlands. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 12) Cassowaries mate from June to October. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 13) They are elusive (secretive) birds and are adept at blending into the dense dark rainforests in which they live. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 14) The heaviest cassowary ever recorded weighed 85kg. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 15) They are considered to be one of the most dangerous birds in the world. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 16) Cassowaries have dagger-like claws that can be up to 12 cm long. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics 17) Cassowaries have been recorded to feed on at least 238 different plants. a) Size b) Breeding c) Diet d) Habitat e) Other characteristics

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