Ostriches are unique looking flightless birds that come all the way from Africa. They are large in size with long powerful legs and extra long necks, making them very tall. They also have unusual faces and beaks, giving them a memorable appearance! They are the largest species of bird living today and they also lay the largest eggs, which can weigh over 3 pounds each!
If an ostrich feels they are in danger they sometimes lay close to the ground in order to hide or they run away. Fortunately, they have very strong legs that allow them to run fast or kick if they need to defend themselves. In captivity an ostrich can live up to 60 years! Come see this special animal here at our park!