About the Ostrich

Even though they're flight-less birds, Ostriches have a large wing span that can reach between 6-7 feet. And since they can't fly, it helps that Ostriches are fast runners. With their long legs, they have been known to cover more than 10 feet in a single stride. Ostriches have several natural predators, including cheetahs, lions, leopards, hunting dogs and spotted hyenas. 

 Height Male 6'10"-9'2"; Female 5'7"-6'7"
Weight 140 to 320 pounds
Diet Plants, roots, seeds
Incubation Period 42 to 46 days
Life Span 30 to 40 years
Threats Natural predators, habitat loss

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