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The flightless ostrich is the world's largest bird. They roam African savanna and desert lands and get most of their water from the plants they eat.

Though they cannot fly, ostriches are fleet, strong runners. They can sprint up to 43 miles (70 kilometers) an hour and run over distance at 31 miles (50 kilometers) an hour. They may use their wings as "rudders" to help them change direction while running. An ostrich's powerful, long legs can cover 10 to 16 feet (3 to 5 meters) in a single stride. These legs can also be formidable weapons. Ostrich kicks can kill a human or a potential predator like a lion. Each two-toed foot has a long, sharp claw.

Ostriches live in small herds that typically contain less than a dozen birds. Alpha males maintain these herds, and mate with the group's dominant hen. The male sometimes mates with others in the group, and wandering males may also mate with lesser hens. All of the group's hens place their eggs in the dominant hen's nest—though her own are given the prominent center place. The dominant hen and male take turns incubating the giant eggs, each one of which weighs as much as two dozen chicken eggs.

Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand. The old saw probably originates with one of the bird's defensive behaviors. At the approach of trouble, ostriches will lie low and press their long necks to the ground in an attempt to become less visible. Their plumage blends well with sandy soil and, from a distance, gives the appearance that they have buried their heads in the sand.

Ostriches typically eat plants, roots, and seeds but will also eat insects, lizards, or other creatures available in their sometimes harsh habitat.

Scientific name: Struthio Camelu

Ostriches live in the wild in Africa

In ancient Egypt ostriches were sometimes used to pull chariots but they were mean

Ostriches never need to drink water because they produce it internally and they also get it from their food

There are over 2 million ostriches in the world

Ostriches have been on earth between 70-120 million years

Ostriches has really good immune systems

An ostrich’s eye is bigger then it’s brain

Ostriches are the largest bird in the whole world

It is also the tallest and heaviest bird in the world

An Ostrich can grow up to 9 ft all

It can weigh up to 350 pounds

Ostriches can not fly instead they run

An ostrich can run at speeds of 40 miles per hour

A male ostrich is called a rooster

A female ostrich is called a hen

An ostrich only has two toes and one claw on each foot

Ostriches eat roots, leaves, insects, flowers, grass and fruit

They live between 50-75 years

An ostrich has the largest egg it can be 6 inches long and weigh 3 pounds

An ostrich only kicks forward

They kick so hard that they can kill a predator by kicking them

People can eat ostrich meat and eggs
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