Ostrich Struthio camelus

Look up! Ostriches are the tallest living birds.

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ORIGIN:
Subsaharan Africa

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HABITAT:
Grasslands and deserts

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
200-285 lbs
Height: 6 ft

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DIET:
Leaves, grasses and animal remains

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PREDATORS:
Lions, leopards and hyenas

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Powerful legs and sharp claws

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REPRODUCTION:
40-day incubation

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 50 yrs in human care

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