Random Ostrich Facts


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1. To keep cool, ostriches urinate on their legs
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2. The immune system of an adult ostrich is one of the most advanced among mankind.
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3. An ostrich egg can weigh about 3 pounds. That's equivalent to 2 dozen chicken eggs.
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4. One stride of an ostrich covers between 10 to 16 feet.
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5. Ostriches cannot fly but they can outrun a racehorse
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6. Approximately eleven and a half omelettes can be made with a single Ostrich egg.
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7. Ostrich cannot fly but are strong runners. They can sprint up to 43 miles (70 kilometers) an hour.
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8. Ostriches can be called a true dinosaur since ostrich skeletons and fossils have been found that date back to 120 million years.
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9. Ostriches can run as fast as racehorses.
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10. It takes up to four hours to hard boil an ostrich egg.
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11. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
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12. One ostrich egg has 200 grams of protein, the same amount as four t-bone steaks.
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13. The Ostrich is the largest living bird in the world.
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14. A female ostrich shows remarkable ability to recognize her own eggs even when mixed in with those of other females in their communal nest.
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15. Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand.
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16. Ostrich only have two toes?all other birds have three or four toes.
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17. In ancient Egypt, Queen Arsinoe rode an Ostrich with a saddle.

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