Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Species: Struthio camelus
Geographic Range: Africa’s savannas and deserts
Size: 6 to 9 feet tall, 200 to 300 pounds
Lifespan: 30 to 40 years
Conservation Status: Least concern
Find them with the African Hoofstock Map
- The ostrich is the world’s tallest and heaviest bird.
- Ostriches cannot fly, but they can run up to 40 miles per hour.
- Ostriches have the largest eye of any land animal, measuring almost 2 inches across.
- An ostrich egg is 6 inches long, 5 inches wide, and weighs about 3 pounds.