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.
A less threatened species
- Name: Ostrich
- Latin name: Struthio camelus australis
- Origin: Sub-Saharan Africa
- IUCN status: Least concerned
- Cites: Appendix I / --