Cassowary advice: Dubuji day-use area, Daintree National Park

Category:
Announcement
Applies:
1—30 July 2021
Published:
1 July 2021 8:26am
Updated:
1 July 2021 12:02pm
ID:
21097

This alert applies to the following parks:

Visitors are advised that recent reports have been received about cassowaries approaching people around the Dubuji day-use area and boardwalk. The birds are displaying behaviours which suggest they may have been fed as they are becoming increasingly opportunistic around individuals and groups looking for food items.

While rangers are taking steps to minimise risk to the public and the birds, it is a timely reminder to all park visitors to never feed cassowaries as they may become aggressive.

Feeding also encourages the birds away from the rainforest, which can lead to their death or injury through car strikes and dog attacks.

Help protect this endangered species. Always take food scraps with you and please don't feed cassowaries.

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