Did you know that an ostrich is the only bird with the largest eyes in the animal kingdom?
Did you know that an ostrich’s eyes are so big that they take up so much space within the skull than its brain?
It is said that the brain of an ostrich is smaller than any of its eyeball and this is perhaps, despite its tremendous speed in running, it is not so good at hiding from enemies. Its ‘stupidity’ because of the small brain makes it to always tend to run in circles.
Ostriches are large, non-flying birds that live in Africa. It is estimated that the birds are found in more than 50 countries and that they are approximately 2 million in number.
Ostriches are the only birds that can survive for long without water by drawing water from the food they eat. They like feeding on locusts and small animals such as lizards. People often hunt them for eggs and meat with their meat being among the most expensive in the world.
Did you know that an ostrich is the fastest running bird? Did you know that an ostrich can run faster than a lion or a leopard? If you want to know how fast an ostrich runs, go pick its egg and take off and see how far you will go.
Unlike other birds, ostriches do not have breastbones and they only have two toes that help them run even on sand without sinking.
Did you know that ostriches have very strong kicks? It is said that one kick of an ostrich can kill a lion.
An ostrich lays the largest and the heaviest egg. Its egg is an equivalent to 24 chicken eggs. And, it takes approximately two hours to boil a single egg of an ostrich.
A female ostrich can recognize her own eggs even if it is mixed in many others. They are very protective of both their eggs and young ones.
Did you know that ostriches are the only animals with a very bad temper? If two families (adults and young) meet in the wild, they will start a fight without any hesitation. Winners in the fight take over the offspring of the defeated couple. Just like that. No argument.