Amazing Ostrich Facts for Kids

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  • Scientific name: Struthio Camelu
  • Ostriches live in the wild in Africa
  • In ancient Egypt ostriches were sometimes used to pull chariots but they were mean
  • Ostriches never need to drink water because they produce it internally and they also get it from their food
  • There are over 2 million ostriches in the world
  • Ostriches have been on earth between 70-120 million years
  • Ostriches has really good immune systems
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger then it’s brain
  • Ostriches are the largest bird in the whole world
  • It is also the tallest and heaviest bird in the world
  • An Ostrich can grow up to 9 ft all
  • It can weigh up to 350 pounds
  • Ostriches can not fly instead they run
  • An ostrich can run at speeds of 40 miles per hour
  • A male ostrich is called a rooster
  • A female ostrich is called a hen
  • An ostrich only has two toes and one claw on each foot
  • Ostriches eat roots, leaves, insects, flowers, grass and fruit
  • They live between 50-75 years
  • An ostrich has the largest egg it can be 6 inches long and weigh 3 pounds
  • An ostrich only kicks forward
  • They kick so hard that they can kill a predator by kicking them
  • People can eat ostrich meat and eggs