Is this Bird a Living Dinosaur?

Is this Bird a Living Dinosaur?

– Ryan just opened up the gates. I think the Cassowary’s
on its way out. Kinda nervous now. – [Voiceover] All right. – Oh yeah, you don’t
really think about it until the dinosaur’s
actually coming towards you. Oh my gosh. It’s big. (laughs) – [Voiceover] Is it bigger
than you thought it would be? – It’s a dinosaur. Oh my gosh, this is crazy. Wait until you guys
see this thing. Woah. (dramatic music) Today I’m visiting
Jungle Island, a interactive zoological park located on Watson Island
in Miami, Florida, which is home to a
plethora of animals from all around the world. And while most of my
adventures take me off trail, today’s truly unique
because I will be getting face to face with the
most dangerous bird on the planet, the Cassowary. The one I will be working
with on this episode is world famous
for being extremely well tempered around humans. However, that doesn’t mean
I can let my guard down because this massive bird is
armed with razor sharp claws and a powerful kick, which contains enough force to inflict a fatal blow. Getting this close to a creature that’s this prehistoric looking is pretty amazing. Look at how ancient
looking that face is, and the coloration in the skin, the crest of the head. Wow, the crest is a lot bigger
than I imagined it to be. And that’s hollow, right? – [Ryan] It is hollow, yeah. – But it’s still, it’s
real fibrous, right? Like she could just like– – Very fibrous, yeah. – Ram me in the face with it, so I definitely
have to be careful. – It’s very similar
in density to a beak. – OK, so she’s running
through the environment, she can kinda just
keep her head down and break through
all the underbrush. – Definitely, what
they do is they stretch their neck out real long, which she’ll extend a few
feet in front of their body as they’re running. That’ll help push the
branches away from the rest of her
body as she runs. Now I’m not sure if
you noticed this, but if you look
around the side here, you’re gonna see these wings. – [Coyote] Yes,
little tiny wings. – [Ryan] Yeah, and they
have really stiff quills. – Wow look at that. It almost looks like
a porcupine’s quill. Look at the size of
this bird’s legs. Look at all the scales. This bird weighs
about 130 pounds. That is a massive animal. This is the second largest
species of bird in the world, second only to the ostrich. And they’re incredibly
fast, right? – They are extremely fast. They can run around
30 miles per hour through jungle underbrush. – Wow. And every little sound that
we hear off screen here, her head immediately does this. And it’s just like
a velociraptor that you’ve seen
in Jurassic Park, the head going like this, turning from side to side. It is so awesome to just
watch this bird in action. I would say that the only thing this bird is missing is a tail. And if it had one, it
really would be a dinosaur. Now, I would never be
able to get this close to a Cassowary in the wild. And they can be very, very
aggressive towards humans, so it’s very unique
that I’m getting to be this close with this prehistoric
looking creature today. I do wanna try to stay
as calm as I possibly can so that she also stays calm. But you can see she’s
curious right now. She wants to know if I
have anything in my hand, like an apple or some grapes. Hi, here you go. Look at the skin. You wouldn’t expect
a bird to have bright blue skin like that, but it’s so beautiful. And here’s something
you might not know, that the entire
bird’s body is blue. If I just fold back those
feathers a tiny bit, look at that. Blue, all the way through. Their feathers are
incredibly coarse. These ones on the outside here almost feel like horse hairs. And then underneath, she’s
really soft and downy. When you look at the
feet of this bird, look at those scales
and look at the claws. It looks just like the
foot of a velociraptor. And that claw on the inside
edge of the foot, razor sharp. Now if this bird
was out in the wild, it would actually be
a couple inches longer and sickle shaped,
just like a raptor. And these birds are
capable of jumping almost six feet in the air. And I can’t even imagine
how terrifying it would be to be out there in the jungle, have one of these cut
through the underbrush, run at you, leap, and you
take one of those claws to the face. When you look down the
length of that beak and into those eyes, you transcend back 65
million years into the past, and you feel as if
you were looking straight at a dinosaur. Wow. That is intimidating
right there. I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave, stay wild, we’ll see you
on the next adventure. The Southern Cassowary’s
considered to be the most dangerous
bird in the world. And the only reason I was
able to interact with this one is because it was
raised in captivity. Unfortunately, these
omnivorous creatures are endangered in
their native lands of Australia and
Papua New Guinea, so the chance to get up close with this clever girl
was an opportunity I wasn’t about to pass up. If you thought that
was one wild adventure, check out the time
I got up close with the fastest bird in the
world, the peregrine falcon. And don’t forget, subscribe
to join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. (dinosaur screeching) – [Voiceover] Clever girl.

Comments (100)

  1. Wow! Soo beautiful , thank you YouTube recommendations

  2. I actually saw a few in the wild when I was in Australia!

  3. Birds are dinosaurs. They lied to us. They have no idea how to put the bones together. Why are dinosaur arms located randomly in the center of ribs? That’s not how bones work.

  4. its just a chicken no need to overestimate, it wont beat me when im hungry

  5. You are crazy. My God .

  6. Just as gorgeous as Loomian Legacy

  7. Even the feathers… You have no idea how close to a dinosaur that animal is.
    I mean you might have an idea but I can't comprehend it.

  8. Dinosaurs never evolved into birds…

  9. Florida Man's arch-enemy.

  10. Rest In Peace Yondu. Now I know who was your daddy!!

  11. I found my pet ovi yay

  12. i have seen this at the zoo

  13. It’s a big chicken 😀

  14. so now I know where Fuckboys got their hairstyling ideas from.

  15. Cassowaries. EXCLUSIVE TO AUS (and PNG)
    just trying to get people to Australia

  16. 1:30 1:30
    1:30 1:30

    I think that’s the evolved Quetzal Coatlus

  17. A living oviraptor!!!

  18. If you look good they were touching her she was looking evry ware ha funny???

  19. I just have a Far Cry 3 flashback from that bird.

  20. Blue scales ? first time ever seeing this

  21. Why do you guys always stand behind the animal to make it look much bigger than it is? :/

  22. All birds are living dinosaurs



  25. The question that begs to be answered is does it taste like chicken or beef?

  26. I’d be nowhere near that bird without some sort of eye protection. My nerves would be hanging out my arsehole hoping it didn’t peck my eye out

  27. If its safety your after, it may not be a good idea to lean into the bird with your face, and if the bird can kick with those sharp heavy duty feet, it may not be good to come up behind it with your face so close to its rear end. And enough bs. its a bird not a dinosaur.

  28. Me:Clears throat, Excuse me Cassowary but your balls are showing

  29. all birds are dinosaurs tho

  30. This video gave me so much anxiety

  31. Looks like a blu turkey

  32. Kinda looks like a velociraptor with them toes

  33. So cute when she beckett your watch ?

  34. Someone should cross this bird w an ostrich. I'd pay to see that

  35. Only in florida can people die from animals I ve never seen before…

  36. These things haven't evolved for thousands of years so yes, because they didn't need to evolve with the way they were, there to deadly.

  37. This guy is crazy! I live about 20 minutes from the gentleman who was killed in Florida….NOT SMART!

  38. The sad thing most dinosaurs were this size smh

  39. Can’t wait to see a dinosaur ahhhhhh it’s a bird help ded me

  40. Do you know it can swallow and apple just like that

  41. Never Saw This Bird.

  42. I see in the in this animal

  43. I seen in this animal in the zoo

  44. My cousin has the exact haircut as this bird lol

  45. Them ear holes but no ears are tailor made for ear buds, won't be long before some shmuck uses it in a smart phone commercial.

  46. I dunno about the cassowary being the most dangerous bird on the planet. I would rather be facing one than an harpy eagle right on head.

  47. This guy: wow! O my god this bird is so cool! It’s like a living dinosaur! :00
    Australians: pathetic

  48. It's an ostrich with spikes hair style

  49. He exploits animals

  50. this bird has a unique balls under his neck

  51. From the makers of: "Is this Cow a Living Mammal?"

  52. I haven’t heard about the man in Florida. This just popped up in my recommended.

  53. The cassowary is the second heaviest bird, but the emu is the second tallest.

  54. This bird seems actually pretty cute especially since she’s pretty tame

  55. it's a f***kin bird not a dinosaur, you never saw a velociraptor anyway

  56. That poor camera just got squashed by 130p of bird

  57. Dinosaurs did not turn into Birds! Dinosaurs were COLD BLOODED REPTILES & Birds are WARM BLOODED, so not even close!

  58. Aliens blew up this planet then spliced their genes with monkeys….and now you have us… That simple

  59. It's got balls on its chin…

  60. Interesting how prehistoric animals always look around like wtf you doing mate?

  61. It's like the terror bird

  62. Anybody watching in 2019?

  63. If you ever want to see a tiny cassowary, look up guinea fowl. There’s some at the zoo I intern at, and there basically just a chicken with a cassowary head. Less deadly and they make funny noises.

  64. 65 million years in the past……… think again buddy.

  65. I haven't seen this animal before.. such a beauty..
    I like to see this animal in action…

  66. Maybe this video is the future and I ought to change my name to Ryan and become a zookeeper. OH MATE!

  67. Ot does look very dinosaur-like and ancient. When did they evolve?

  68. U whites are the reason for Equatorial regions to collapse and native humans,animals, birds, trees and everything going extinct! You people will go to heaven for crossing God's borders.

  69. Her claws are not razor sharp. They are fingernail sharp.

  70. Is that an actor from Avatar movie???

  71. The gigantoraptor is a oversized cassowary.

  72. Actually all living 10000+ species of birds is the last surviving lineage of the dinosaurs. Because some avian birds did survive. It is so cool! And the birds closest cousin is crocodiles.

  73. You should have filmed him eating some apple or grapes or something

  74. it looks like the bird version of yondu

  75. God's creations are always so beautiful and facinating ??

  76. can we just clone the elephant bird and moa already?

  77. There are many beautiful flora and fauna in Papua, you should come there and raise awarenes about endangered species.

  78. Skip. All birds are "living" dinosaurs.

  79. The second largest living bird is the Somali ostrich.

  80. All birds are living dinosaurs.

  81. When I was little this was the first video I watch


  83. I. Love you so much you. Don't ever let me down

  84. Ow my god in uae I found a dinosaur fish bones

  85. Sigh. All birds are dinosaurs if you want to get technical. Most of us have been eating dinosaurs, even comparing new foods to them all our lives.

  86. Esta ave no convivio con los dinosaurios es un ave reciente si no estoy equivocando descendiente de la moa gigante que convivio con los seres humanos al menos en nueva Zelanda donde lo extinguieron los maoires los nativos de nueva Zelanda y Australia

  87. One question: Why Coyote always explore the edge of the countries/continents? Not in the middle of the country/continent.

  88. That bird sorta looks like a real Dino except for all the feathers

  89. “Most dangerous bird in the world”

    Gets face to face with the bird?‍♂️

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