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Theo with a mutant Cassowary Plum  
   

Theo with a mutant Cassowary Plum

These plums are toxic to every animal except the Cassowary. The Cassowary eats them whole and deposits the seeds for regrowth. Theo thought this pair that had grown together was particularly funny. If you rotate the plums, I'm sure you can imagine what he thought it looked like! We saw these on tops of trees at the top of the Rainforest Tower. Now those would hurt falling from 80 feet!
Daintree National Park - Australian Rainforest

July 1st 2011
Since we were faced with a couple of days with potentially sketchy weather, we decided to head up north into the Daintree National Park. Daintree is a lush 110-million year old rainforest which escaped effects of the last Ice Age. An occasional shower actually positively adds to the rainforest ambiance. After about a half an hour of driving, we reached a cable ferry that crossed the Daintree Ri ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Daintree

Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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