[Struthio camelus]
  Habitat: Savanna or scrub forest
  Height: 6-8'
  Weight: 200-300 lbs
  Max Lifespan: 50 years
  Incubation Period:
40-42 days
  Number of Young:
Up to 12 eggs over a 3-week period
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

  

 

 
- Largest living bird on earth
- Flightless but can run up to speeds of 40 mph
- In some areas ostriches use communal nests to hold anywhere from 15 to 60 eggs
- Less than 10 percent of ostrich eggs actually hatch
- Only 15 percent of chicks live one year due to predators
- One ostrich egg is the equivalent in size to 24 chicken eggs

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