Ostriches

With five sub species, the Ostrich is the world's largest living bird. Its long neck and heavily feathered body make it easily recognizable. Once only seen in Africa, they are now grown in captivity in over 50 countries. The Ostrich belongs to the Ratite family, which literally means flightless. Browse around this category to learn more about them.

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Ostriches

How many times a day does an ostrich eat?

6 times a day

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What country is the ostrich a native of?

Africa

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Synonyms and Antonyms

What is an antonym for dinosaur?

anything but a dinosaur like cat or dog

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Emus
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The Difference Between

What is the difference between an emu and an ostrich?

  • Emus are native to Australia, whilst ostriches are found in Africa.
  • Emus have darker colouring, with dark brown, grey and black fine feathers. Ostriches have thicker and lighter plumage.
  • An ostrich is bigger than an emu. An emu weighs between 66 and 99 pounds (30-45kg). An ostrich weighs about 300 pounds.
  • The ostrich is faster and is, in fact, the world's fastest two-legged animal. An ostrich can sprint at 65 Kilometres per hour (40 miles per hour) and an emu can sprint at 50 kph, or 30 mph.
  • Ostriches are unusual among the ratites (flightless birds) as they have only two toes on each foot. Emus and other ratites have three toes.
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Dinosaurs
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Are ostriches dinosaurs?

Technically, yes. Ostriches are birds. Birds are now classified as dinosaurs.

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Why does the ostrich have a long neck?

to hide

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Goats and Sheep
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Buffalo and Bison

How long do goats live for?

The lifespan of a goat in captivity averages from 12-15 years.

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Kosher Food
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Is it kosher to eat ostrich?

Ostriches are not a kosher species of bird. This is because they match the description of a bird specified as non-kosher in the Torah.

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What food does ostrich eat during winter?

rodents

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What does the ostrich symbolize?

The ostrich symbolises being mejestic and strong!

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Can ostriches really stick their heads underground?

They sometimes can, because if the dirt is really hard they might be able to peck their strong beaks on the ground. Also they can if the dirt is soft and wet.

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Ecosystems
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Are ostriches autotrophs or heterotrophs?

Ostriches are heterotrophs because they have to find their own food.

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How did the automobile save ostriches from extinction?

The automobile saved ostriches from extinction because it allowed citizens to travel by car.

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What shape is an ostriches body?

An ostriches body shape, can be best described as globular, meaning it has a big butox. its beak is that like the duck so we describe it as being Placadic. its long legs are called martimer. and its long neck is called an amangio.

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Kiwis (birds)

Which Bird lays the largest eggs?

Ostrich The egg is about 8 in tall and weighs 3 lb

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Where do ostrich lay eggs?

The Ostrich will lay their eggs in a nest like any other bird. Although, in the case of the Ostrich they usually lay eggs in a communal nest that each hen shares with the other 3 to 5 hens that "belong" to the male ostrich. Also, the nest is dug into the ground not in a tree, about 12 -24 inches deep and about 10 feet wide.

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What is the maximum weight for an ostrich rider?

1 stone

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How many hummingbird eggs could fit into 1 ostrich egg?

500

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Goats and Sheep
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Buffalo and Bison

How long can a goat live?

A goat can live for about 10 years. Some will live more, some will live less it just depends on the breed, how healthy and well the goat is looked after.

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What is an ostrich?

An ostrich is a large, flightless bird native to Africa. More information can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrich
A large bird that can run speeds up to 70km constantly for around 30mins. see www.stevethepro.ukf.net/ostrichpower/info.htm for more info

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Pigs
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Can a farmer put 9 ostriches in 4 pens so that there is an odd number of ostriches in each pen so that each pen has at least one ostrich?

No. The sum of four odd numbers will always be an even number!

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Gazelles

What is the symbiotic relationship of an ostrich and a gazelle?

The symbiotic relationship of an Ostrich and a gazelle is a mutualism relationship, since both species benefit one another.

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Birds
Gorillas
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What animals lay eggs that are not birds?

Lizards and snakes

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Taxonomy
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What is the phylum of the ostrich?

Ostriches are flightless birds of phylum Chordata.

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Animal Life
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What animals lay eggs?

The animals which lay eggs are known as Oviparous: these animals are completely formed in the eggshell with no development inside the womb of the mother.

Animals which lay eggs include birds, most reptiles, amphibians and fish, as well as the two monotremes (egg laying mammals) - the platypus and the echidna.

Most insects and arachnids also lay eggs.
which animals lay eggs, but is not a bird?

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