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Interesting Information about OstrichesFun Ostrich Facts for Kids

Check out our range of fun ostrich facts for kids. Learn what they look like, where they live, what they eat, how fast they run and much more. Read on for all kinds of interesting information about ostriches!


  • Ostriches are large birds that can’t fly.
  • They are native to Africa but can be found on farms in other parts of the world.
  • Ostriches have long necks and are easy to recognize due to their unique appearance.
  • Their eggs are the largest of any animal found on land.
  • Ostriches are the fastest animal with two legs, running at speeds of up to 70 kph (43 mph).
  • They are the heaviest type of bird, weighing as much as two average people.
  • Ostriches can protect themselves with powerful kicks.
  • Ostrich feathers make great feather dusters.
  • It is generally agreed that there are two species of ostrich, the Somali ostrich and the common ostrich. The common ostrich also includes a number of subspecies.
  • Common ostrich eat mostly plants such as grass, flowers, fruit and seeds.
  • There are fewer Somali ostrich and they are considered to be a vulnerable species.

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