Ostriches can’t fly.
There were Arabian Ostriches. Unfortunately, they had been hunted to extinction in the mid-twentieth century.
Ostriches can weigh up to 130 kilograms (20 stone).
The ostrich has a diet of plants and insects.
They are group birds. Flocks vary between 5-50 ostriches.
If in danger an ostrich will either run off or lay flat on the ground. However, they can also attack with a strong kick.
They do not bury their heads in the sand. This is a myth!
Their feathers are used for dusters. The barbules in the feathers behave like’fingers’ to collect dust particles.
Ostriches have the largest eyes of any land animal. Very helpful for spotting predators in the space.
The ostrich has a lifespan of around 45 decades.
At a communal nest, a female lady could still spot her own eggs. The dominant female gets to put her eggs .
The incubation period for their eggs varies between 35-45 days.
Males control a territory of up to 20 square km (8 square miles).
Ostriches don’t have any teeth. They consume pebbles to grind food in their gizzards. There are approximately 1kg of pebbles inside an ostrich stomach!
Ostriches raised by humans will often attempt to court them!
Apparently, the flavor of ostrich meat is very similar to beef.
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