Without your help, injured, orphaned and sick cassowaries will be homeless

Rainforest Rescue stepped up to prevent the closure of the Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre at Mission Beach. Now we need you to step up to ensure it stays open.

We need to raise $48,000 by 30 June to ensure we can keep the doors open for another year.

Please donate now.

The Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre was about to shut down in 2014. The forced closure would mean injured and sick cassowaries would not have a guaranteed intensive care rehabilitation shelter.

Rainforest Rescue was not about to let that happen without fighting hard to save this critical facility and we took over funding it.

All costs associated with rearing, rehabilitating and re-releasing all cassowaries taken into care at the Centre are funded by Rainforest Rescue – this includes food, vet bills, carer costs and the Centre’s maintenance.

Since taking on the Centre we have been caring for three chicks (two orphaned and one struck by a car). They will be in care until early next year when they’ll be released into the wild.

And we have also cared for injured adult birds for shorter periods until they were healthy enough to be released into the wild again.

We cannot continue to fund the care of injured or sick cassowary’s without your help.

Three cassowary chicks currently in care at the Centre. They will be cared for until their release into the wild early next year.

Three cassowary chicks currently in care at the Centre. They will be cared for until their release into the wild early next year.

Your donation is critical to ensure we can continue to feed and care for the sick and injured animals that come into care.

We know you care about the future of the endangered cassowary. Please show how much you care and make an urgent tax deductible donation.

We need to raise $48,000 by 30 June to ensure we can keep the doors open for another year.

Save the Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre

Your donation will ensure we can keep the doors open and care for the endangered cassowary.

outside the cassowary enclosure

Cassowary enclosure fences are covered in shade cloth to prevent the cassowary seeing humans as they walk around the facility – this ensures the cassowary does not become comfortable with human interactions.

Inside a cassowary enclosure. The pond is to enable the birds to bathe and groom regularly and stay cool in the hot weather.

Inside a cassowary enclosure. The pond is to enable the birds to bathe and groom regularly and stay cool in the hot weather.

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