Ode to the Ostrich

When threatened, ostriches often run although their powerful, long legs can be formidable weapons, capable of killing a human or a potential predator like a lion with a kick.

Type: Bird
Diet: Omnivore
Lifespan: In the wild average 30 to 40 years
Size: 1.8 to 2.75 m
Weight: Up to 155kg
Habitat: Savannah and desert
Range: Native to Africa
Scientific name: Struthio camelus
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