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AFRICAN OSTRICH

Struthio camelus

Family: Struthionidae

Origin: Africa

Lifespan: 70 to 80 years

Reproduction: The nest can hold over 30 eggs, the offspring hatch 6 weeks after incubation.

Nutrition diet: Mostly herbivore (but also about anything it can catch with its beak)

Description: Ostriches have 2 fingers, only one has a nail. It’s very strong legs allows it to run over 80 km/hour: 1 kick has 400kg of power to the impact. Ostriches eggs are the biggest, 1 egg is equal to 24 chicken eggs. All the females of the same harem lay their eggs in the same nest. Males brood over night and the dominant female during the day.