Autruche d’Afrique – Pairi Daiza

It is a running bird

The ostrich is the largest bird in the world. A large male can measure up to 2m50 and weigh 130 kg.

It is a running bird: it doesn’t fly but can run at 70 km/h ! It lives on the African savanna. The male usually constitutes himself a harem of several females, one of which is the “favourite”.

After mating, the females lay, in a large nest dug in the ground, sometimes up to 30 eggs.

The ostrich egg has a very hard shell and weighs 50 times more than a chicken’s egg. When hatched, the chicks are gathered in a group.

The parents take active care of them and protect them for several months.

Autruche d’Afrique – Pairi Daiza
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A less threatened species

  • Name: Ostrich
  • Latin name: Struthio camelus australis
  • Origin: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • IUCN status: Least concerned
  • Cites: Appendix I / --

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Sponsorship amounts are exclusively for the Pairi Daiza Foundation for projects for the conservation and protection of threatened species and for improving their living conditions in Pairi Daiza.

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