Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Dinosaur Bird that poops Rain Forests - the Cassowary

Tonight's INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS show was from the oldest rain forest on the planet in Queensland, Australia, in search of the Cassowary, a gigantic bird that can be taller and heavier than a full-grown man and is armed with five-inch talons.

Most amazing revelations about this insane-looking bird:

  • it has the same lower anatomy as a T-Rex or Velociraptor, minus the tail.
  • it has the lung airsacs that GROW INTO THE HOLLOW RIBS like a dinosaur.
  • it has the strange larynx, long throat and nose resonator of a dinosaur.

And the big one (and the reason for this title) is it has these massive poops, the best bit of the show was when they wandered through the rain forest looking for these Cassowary poop piles and YOU COULD SEE FUTURE RAIN FOREST plants sprouting from the centre of it.

INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS: Dinosaur Bird - click to watch on 4oD.

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