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25 Amazing Facts About Ostrich| Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Ostrich is the largest and heaviest living bird.
  2. The average adult male is between 8 and 10 feet tall and weighs in at over 250 pounds.
  3. Amazingly ostrich is unable to fly and does not possess a keeled sternum (breastbone) common to most birds.
  4. Amazing fact is taht the ostrich egg yolk is the biggest single cell in the world. It lays the largest eggs amongst land animals.
  5. Amazingly the egg shell can support an adult human’s weight even though .06 inches thick.
  6. Fact is one ostrich egg equals up to 24 chicken eggs and it takes approximately 2 hours to boil!
  7. The female ostrich can lay between 60 and 100 eggs each year. Once they’re laid, the eggs take about 40 days to hatch.
  8. Amazing fact is that a female ostrich shows remarkable ability to recognize her own eggs even when mixed in with those of other females in their communal nest.
  9. The fact is an ostrich’s eye is the largest eye of any land animal , almost 2 inches  (5 cm) across each almost billiard ball size.
  10. Amazingly the ostrich’s eyes take up so much room in the skull that the ostrich’s brain is actually smaller than either one of its eyeballs. This may explain why the ostrich is so easily trapped by predators. It can run fast, but it can’t think intelligently.
  11. Ostrich has 3 sets of eyelids.
  12. An ostrich can go on to live for almost fifty years.
  13. The male ostrich can roar like lions.
  14. Amazing fact is that ostriches can generally run up to 70 km/hr (40 mph) and can outpace most predators  such as lions, leopards, and hyenas. They can cover 10 to 16 feet (3 to 5 meters) in a single stride. It can even outrun a deer that is galloping in full speed!
  15. Unlike other predators , an ostrich can amazingly maintain the running speed for up to half an hour.
  16. It is the fastest running bird and  has been clocked at record 97.5 kilometers per hour.
  17. The ostrich has two toes on each feet which gives it greater speed. All other birds have three or four toes.
  18. Amazingly the ostrich doesn’t need to drink water. The reason  is that ostriches have nutritious and healthy meals full of minerals and vitamins  and water enough for it’s needs.
  19. Amazing fact is ostriches are so powerful that a single kick at a predator, such as a lion, could be fatal for lion.
  20. When fully grown an ostrich has one of the most advanced immune systems known to mankind.
  21. Amazing thing is the ostrich has 46 feet long intestine.
  22. Ostrich eats pebbles to help digestion by grinding up the ingested food.
  23. The real reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.
  24. Fact is ostriches produce the strongest commercially available leather in the world and some of the most beautiful feathers.
  25. Amazingly ostriches  skeletons and fossils have been found which date back over 120 million years. Ostriches are a truly prehistoric.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

 

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