Ostrich

Struthio camelus

Ostriches are the largest bird in the whole world.

Tallest and heaviest bird in the world.

An Ostrich can grow up to 9 ft. all and can weigh up to 350 pounds.

Ostriches cannot fly instead they run.

An ostrich can run at speeds of 40 miles per hour.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Ostriches have been on earth between 70-120 million years.

They live between 50-75 years.

An ostrich’s powerful, long legs can cover 10 to 16 feet in a single stride.

An ostrich only kicks forward. They kick so hard that they can kill a predator by kicking them.

Their eggs weigh 3 to 5 pounds, that’s about as much as 12 chicken eggs.

A male ostrich is called a rooster and a female ostrich is called a hen.

Ostriches don’t really bury their heads in the sand. They do lie on the ground and stretch their necks out to hide when trouble appears.

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