Animal Corner – Ostriches

ostrich.jpgOstriches are flightless birds native to Africa. They are unique animals, with their large size, extra long necks and unusual height and facial features. They are the largest species of bird living today and they also lay the largest eggs, which can weigh over 3 pounds each!

When threatened, the ostrich will either hide by laying close to the ground or running away. They also have very strong legs which let them not only run quickly, but kick and defend themselves. In captivity the Ostrich can live up to 60 years! Come see this special animal here at our park!