Hunting Ostrich South Africa
SHOULDER HEIGHT : 1,3m
MASS : 95 kg
GESTATION : Lays approx 30 eggs, takes 42 days to catch
The ostrich is the only species in its family, although the east African or Masai ostrich is sub-classified. The ostrich is found throughout Africa and parts of the middle east.
The ostrich is the world’s largest living bird found in a range of habitats from bushveld to desert. It is flightless but has the ability to run at great speeds – personally timed at 57 km/h. The call of the male can be confused with the distant roar of a lion. The males have an elaborate mating display during courtship and the front of his legs and parts of his neck turn a reddish-pink colour.
Diet – Eats grass seeds, grass and leaves. Will eat stones as well. These assist with the digestion of the food.