Common name: Ostrich
Scientific name: Struthio camelus
Ostriches are originally found in most of Africa and southwest Asia. They prefer open land such as savannahs.
Ostriches feed on seeds, shrubs, grass, fruit and flowers. They will occasionally eat some insects as well.
Median Life Expectancy:
Adults can weigh up to 320 pounds although some males can weigh up to 350 pounds. Ostriches have two toes on each foot, the inner being much larger and having a nail. Their wingspan can reach up to 7 feet.
Did you know that the average ostrich egg is 6 inches long and weighs about 3 pounds!