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.