Struthio camelus

The Ostrich is a very tall and large bird. They have a long neck and long legs that are white in color. The body is round and make up of long feathers that are black and gray. This bird can’t fly but they can sprint at a speed of up to 43 miles per hour. They can move at long distances at a speed of up to 30 miles per hour.

The Ostrich is extremely powerful and one kick from one can kill a person. They live in small groups of about 15. The don’t bury their heads in the sand but that seems to be a myth that has circulated so often that many people still believe it to be true. The height of an Ostrich is about 9 feet and they can weigh close to 300 pounds.

Ostrich - Struthio camelus

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