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The Ostrich can’t fly but can’t half run fast!
It can run in short bursts of up to 43 miles per hour and can maintain 34 miles per hour for a sustained period. It is the fastest bird in the world.
They measure between 2.1 to 2.8 metres in length
They have a wingspan of 2 metres (6’7”)
They weigh in at between 62 and 145 kilos.
Their head is around 2.8m (9 feet) above the ground.
They only have 2 toes with 10cm claws on each!
They lay the largest eggs in the world.
Each egg is 15cm long and weighs 1.5kg and would take 1 and a half hours to hard boil!
They live for around 40 and 45 years.
It can kick with force powerful enough to kill a predator.
When threatened an Ostrich will lay its head on the floor.
From a distance it looks like it’s “burying its head”.