Ostrich

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Scientific Name
Struthio camelus

Type
Bird

Lifespan
30-40 years

Size
9 feet tall

Average Weight
150-300 lbs

Group Name
Flock

Group Size
1 or 2 in Winter 5-50 during the breeding season

Name of Young
Chick

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Did you know?

  • Ostriches are the tallest and heaviest living birds on Earth. They live in the central and southern savannahs of Africa. They are unable to fly, but are very strong runners. and can reach speeds of up to 60 mph.
  • Ostriches also lay the largest eggs of any species of birds alive. Their eggs are about 6 inches long and 5 inches wide and weigh about 3 lbs, or 20 times the weight of an average chicken egg.
  • Ostriches perform elaborate mating rituals involving dancing and bowing. Females are also attracted to the males’ dramatic coloration.

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