Monday, 25 March 2013

The Ostrich

We’re onto our second week of the Animal A Day feature! Today we celebrate the world’s largest bird, the ostrich. While they are flightless, they are incredibly fast runners and can sprint up to 43 miles per hour!

Location: Africa
Lifespan: 30 – 40 years in the Wild
Diet: Omnivore
Interesting fact: This bird can even defend itself against a lion! Its legs are so powerful that a swift kick can kill potential predators

Click the link below for an interesting video that shows an ostrich performing a spectacular mating dance. Love the commentary!

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