Interesting Ostrich Facts
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FACT: The Ostrich is native to Africa and is the largest living bird in the world.
FACT: An Ostrich will live to be 50 to 75 years.
FACT: Ostriches only have two toes on each foot.
FACT: Ostrich meat is one of the healthiest meats you can eat!
FACT: Ostriches don't have teeth and eat small stones to help them with processing their food.
FACT: Ostriches are curious and are often quite friendly.
FACT: The Ostrich, although they can't fly, can run at speeds up to 50 miles per hour and can easily out run pursuers, such as lions, leopards and hyenas! That makes the Ostrich the fastest bird on land in the world.
FACT: The Ostrich brain is smaller than it's eyeball, which incidentally is the size of a Snooker ball!
FACT: The Ostrich has a six foot wingspan which it uses for balance when running at high speed!
FACT: When an Ostrich is born it already has feathers and can walk. They are the same size as their parents by the time they reach 1 and a half years of age!
FACT: Ostriches are so powerful that a single kick at a predator, such as a lion, could be fatal.
FACT: An ostrich can lay 60 eggs per year which weigh an average of 3 to 5 pounds each and hatch in 42 days.
FACT: Because of their size an Ostrich egg would take approximately 1 1/2 hours to boil. Alternatively you could always make omlettes....FOR UP TO 12 PEOPLE FROM A SINGLE EGG!
FACT: Ostriches are of the Ratite family, which means flightless bird.
FACT: When fully grown an ostrich has one of the most advanced immune systems known to man.
FACT: Ostriches produce the strongest commercially available leather in the world.
FACT: Ostriches can go without drinking for 20 Days.