Double-wattled Cassowary occurs in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The population is decreasing. The major threats are habitat destruction, poaching and illegal trade.
■ Within EAZA, captive population data are recorded in European Studbook since 2004. The studbook is kept by Vogelpark Avifauna, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Clade Palaeognathae – ratites
■ Order Struthioniformes – ostriches and relatives
■ Family Casuariidae – cassowaries
■ Species Casuarius casuarius – Double-wattled Cassowary