Ostriches are large, flightless birds that have long legs and a long neck that protrudes from a round body.
The ostrich is the largest and heaviest living bird.
Native to Africa, ostriches are found in savanna and desert regions, were they graze among giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and gazelles.
Besides in their natural environment, ostriches are often breed as farm animals because some people like to eat their meat, eggs or to wear fashion products made of their skin.
Ostriches have a lifespan of 30 to 40 years in the wild and in captivity up to 75 years with around 50 years being typical.
They can grow up to 2.8 meters (9 feet) tall and can weigh up to 145 kilograms (320 pounds). As it is so heavy, this flightless bird that can never take to the skies; instead, it’s built to run.
They can sprint up to 70 kilometers (43 miles) an hour and run over distance at 50 kilometers (31 miles) an hour.
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