ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites
The word 'cassowary' comes from two Papuan words - 'kasu', meaning horned and 'weri', meaning head.
The Ratite family includes flightless birds with a flat, keelless breastbone (the keel is where the flight muscles connect). Most of their muscle is in their legs and thighs. There are only five species around the world. Cassowary, Emu, Ostrich, Rhea and Kiwi.