20 Dec Meet Connie the Cassowary!
Meet Connie the Cassowary!
The UNE Natural History Museum’s latest addition, a Southern Cassowary,Casuaris casuaris johnsoniiarrived in Armidale in October and has been patiently waiting for a name.
Last month, the UNE Discovery team kicked off a naming competition and we are pleased to announce that “Connie” is the chosen name. Our three judges unanimously decided this was the perfect fit for our Queensland girl.
Congratulations to everyone who entered the competition. There were some interesting, funny, serious and creative names entered. Special congratulations to Lisa Randall who entered our competition with the winning name. Your prize is the honour of our cassowary forever being known as Connie.
If you’ve not seen a Southern Cassowary up close, call in to visit the Natural History Museum over the holidays. Bring the family and visitors. The museum is open Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm weekdays, and closed on weekends, public holidays and from 24 Dec – 1 Jan (inclusive).