Cazuar is considered one of the most dangerous birds inthe world - her enmity with people began many years ago when her meat began to be eaten, and to make arrowheads from sharp claws. They live in Australia and New Guinea, their height reaches 1.5 meters, and the weight sometimes exceeds 60 kilograms. Its most dangerous weapon is a 12-centimeter claw, one blow of which can inflict a mortal wound. In total, only 221 cazouars attacked people in history, and so far only one of them has been fatal. Edition Motherboard told about the second death case.
The first deadly attack of a dangerous bird wasrecorded back in 1926 - the victim was an Australian teenager named Philip McClin. He died from a bird wound in the throat. The second deadly attack of the bird occurred quite recently, and this time the victim was 75-year-old farmer Martin Hayos. According to Jeff Taylor, the head of the rescue service, the man received a claw strike at the time when he accidentally stumbled and fell.
Birds Kazuar, undoubtedly, dangerous, and even canbreak into the house in search of food. However, statistics show that they attack only when they feel danger. In particular, people sometimes do not take into account other experiences of interaction between people and these birds, which pass very calmly, without aggression and injuries. For their maintenance, special conditions with strong cages are required, and the title of the most dangerous bird on Earth was given to her by the 2004 Guinness Book of Records.
In nature, there are three types of cassowary helmet-bearing cazuar, cazuar-muruk and orange-kezuar. Each of them has a “helmet” of corneal material with a spongy structure on its head. The function of this growth is unknown, but it is assumed that it is a secondary sexual sign or regulator of body temperature.
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