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The Modern-Day Dinosaur

At first glance, the southern cassowary, native to Papua New Guinea and northern Australia, appears to be a creature right out of the Cretaceous Period, 65 million years ago. Armed with powerful legs and lethal talons, and a prominent, helmet-like casque, the cassowary is regarded as the most dangerous and prehistoric species of bird on the planet, and the closest animal of any kind to a living dinosaur. Adventurer and wildlife expert Coyote Peterson came face-to-face with this unusual bird at Jungle Island in Miami, Fla. More from Brave Wilderness.

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