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Ostrich
(Struthio camelus)
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Taxonomy
 
Location
 
 
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Struthioniformes
Family: Struthionidae
Genus: Struthio
Species: camelus
IUCN Status:
Least Concern
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Located

    The Ostrich is located in various parts of Southern,
    Central and Northern Africa.

Diet

    Ostriches are ominvores and will eat mostly plants,
    grasses, foliage and seeds.They will also eat small
    vertebrates and invertebrates.

Habitat

    The habitat of the Ostrich is the dry savannahs as well as
    the open and desert areas of Africa.

Size

    Approximate weight of an Ostrich:
    Approximately 200 - 250 lbs.
    Approximate size of an Ostrich:
    6 - 9 ft. in height.

Reproduction

    A male Ostrich will have a harem (or group) of female
    ostriches (usually 2 - 5 but can be more).  The females
    will lay their eggs in the same nest and will defend the
    nest aggressively against any predators.