“According to my bird book, cassowaries have multicolored necks and attack people when approached. Sounds like my mother-in-law. Anyway, a cassowary with a yellow neck is the rarest, bagging this one will net you respect and possibly candy that tastes like chalk.”
— Survival Guide
The Yellow Neck cassowary is a rare animal found in Far Cry 3. It is hunted during a Path of the Hunter quest. The player must kill it with a sniper rifle. When killed, the player receives a rare skin that can be used to craft the Extended Fuel Sling, which is the largest ammo pouch for the Flamethrower.
The location to start this quest can be found on the Northern Island at the AM 12 command post, located on the north-easten side of the island.
- Since cassowaries are very territorial in general, the yellow necked one will attack the player if provoked, or if the player stays on its territory for too long.
- Cassowary have a form of communication, they use loud squawks to signal possibly for help, to attack, to run, to follow, and many more. The "squawks" usually change tone and pitch, showing a change in emotion.
- It is common to find cassowary in groups from 2–5 although they are most commonly found in pairs.
- Before they attack, a cassowary does some form of a "dance" in which it shakes itself rapidly and squawks at the victim, then it charges.* It uses the talons on its feet to claw and scratch at an attacker or intruder, they are noted to be "razor sharp."
- When provoked, it may call out to other cassowaries in the area to assist it in hunting down its attacker/victim.