ANIMAL FACTS - Ratites
A cassowary is capable of swallowing fruits of up to 6cm in diameter. They pick up the fruit in their strong beak and then throw their heads back to swallow.
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.