Watching Over a Prehistoric Chicken
Walking through the outer-realms of the village, on our way into the forest, we came across this family, steadily guarding their Cassowary chicks.
Members of the Wanang community live fairly subsistence lifestyles. Cassowaries are a favourite form of protein - they are raised like chickens until they get to a size where their claws become too fearsome - they can easily disembowel a child or dog.
Cassowary, subsistence lifestyles