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10 animals found in the rainforest

By: Bryan Nelson on April 7, 2014, 10:40 a.m.
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Cassowary

Found in the rainforests of New Guinea and Northeastern Australia, these colorful flightless birds look like flamboyant ostriches wearing razor-like helmets. They are the third largest birds in the world (behind only the ostrich and the emu), and unlike many species of bird, it's the female cassowary — rather than the male — that is typically more brightly colored.