- Ostrich is a member of the
Ratite family of birds.
- Ostriches cannot fly.
- There are (3) main species
of Ostriches, of which only one, the Struthio
Camelus Domesticus (The African Black) is not
found in captivity.
- Ostrich skeletons and
fossils have been found dating as far back as 120
- Ostriches are a true
- Ostriches produce the
strongest commercially available leather in the
world and some of the most beautiful feathers.
- Ostrich meat is a red meat
and is very low in cholesterol, calories, and is
almost fat-free. Ostrich meat resembles beef in
its appearance and is cooked almost the same way.
- Ostrich is not an
endangered species; there are at least 2 million
- When fully grown, an
Ostrich has one of the most advanced immune
systems known to mankind.
- Ostriches are the second
fastest animal in the world. They can run 40 miles
per hour and maintain that speed for at least 30
- Ostriches do not bury their
heads in the sand.
- Ostriches are an extremely
resourceful animal and are recognized as one of
the only "environmentally friendly" animals in the