Ostrich

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

Como’s Ostriches

Find them with the African Hoofstock Map

Fun Facts

  • 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.