The Cassowary Trail

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Southern Cassowary (© Emily Silverstone)

Southern Cassowary (Credit: Emily Silverstone)

You may have seen our recent #CritterCorner article about our beloved Southern Cassowaries and why they’re so important (if you missed it, you can read it here)… but have you heard about The Cassowary Trail?

What is The Cassowary Trail?

It’s an exciting new art project designed to raise awareness of the Southern Cassowary. But it can only be done with your support.

The first stage of the trail will include 5 life-size Cassowary sculptures in Kuranda painted by local and Indigenous artists including Melanie Hava, Connie Rowina, George Riley, George Riley, Hayley Gillespie, and Rebecca Koller.
Each painted cassowary sculpture will have a dedicated QR code to scan so visitors can read information about the artist, the story behind the painting on the sculpture, and where you can find the other cassowaries along the trail.

Once the trail is set up in Kuranda there are plans to expand the project into other cassowary habitats across the Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, Port Douglas, and Mission Beach regions. Take a minute to imagine how amazing it will be to see life-sized painted cassowary sculptures throughout the Far North Queensland region.

How you can help

Please spread the word (simply click on the share icon at the top of this article) and pledge your support today. You can also follow the project on Instagram, and like their Facebook page to show your support & for the latest updates on this wonderful initiative.

Learn more with Jurg Jutzi, Founder of The Cassowary Trail

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