The cassowary in the Daintree
The cassowary is a large bird which can stand up to two metres tall, and is highly endangered due to having lost much of its natural habitat with rainforest clearing in Australia.
The Daintree is one of the very few places in the world where this ancient bird still survives.
While you may be able to see them in a zoo or wildlife park nothing beats meeting these prehistoric animals in the wild.
The cassowary is related to the emu, African ostrich, New Zealand kiwi and the South American rhea,