The Inquisitive Ostrich

Some interesting facts about the inquisitive ostrich you may not know:

  • Their diet consists mainly of roots, leaves, and seeds, and sometimes insects, snakes, lizards, and rodents.
  • Sand and pebbles which they also eat, help them grind up their food in their gizzard, a specialized, muscular stomach.
  • They are the largest and heaviest living bird, and it is flightless but built for running.
  • The ostrich can sprint in short bursts up to 70 km per hour
  • They keep their eyes open and their necks upright while sleeping
  • They mate for life, and they share the task of incubating the eggs.
Male Black Ostrich, from the rear,running in the game reserve
Black Ostrich at Areena Riverside Resort
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