'Joov' and 'Cyril'(ina) have got together as a cassowary couple this season. It is a big story because 'Cyril' is a four year old female who, it seems, has replaced a very aged bird, 'Barbara', well known to the Bingil Bay/Garners Beach community.
'Barbara' is one of Mrs Freda Jorrisen's birds. That means she is almost 50 years old.
'Barbara' has been the mate of 'Joov' for the last three years and Joov, this year, as an 8 year old, has for the first time successfully raised a chick. (Larry)
Bingil Bay Garners Beach - Joov and Cyril
All this information and a whole lot more is available on Mission Beach Cassowaries facebook page where the Mission Beach community share stories and photos of their experiences of birds they see at home or out and about.