Ostriches

Describe the animal

An ostrich is the largest living bird. It may stand nearly 8 feet tall and weigh as much as 345 pounds. It is the only animal that has only two toes on one foot. The Ostrich cannot fly. The male ostrich has black feathers on its bulky body, with large white feathers, called plumes, on its wings and tail. The female ostrich has dull brown feathers on her body and white feathers on her wings.

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Bonato, Maud. "Ostrich." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 10 May 2016.


Picture Citation: Degginger, E.R. Ostrich.

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Where do Ostriches live?

Ostriches live on the plains and deserts of Africa. They also live in the hot savannas of Africa. Also the woodlands of Africa

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Bonato, Maud. "Ostrich." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 10 May 2016.


Picture citation: Shutterstock. Female Ostrich.

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What does it eat?

An Ostriches diet mostly contains only plants. On occasions they tend to eat insects and other small animals. They also eat much sand and gravel to help grind food for digestion.

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Bonato, Maud. "Ostrich." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 10 May 2016.


Picture citation: Thinkstock. A baby Ostrich.

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What sound does an Ostrich make?

The male ostrich has an unusual voice. It can make a deep booming call. Both males and females may make deep hissing sounds when threatened.

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Bonato, Maud. "Ostrich." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 10 May 2016.


Picture citation: http://globe-views.com/dcim/dreams/ostrich/ostrich-05.jpg


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What are an Ostriches predator(s)?

An Ostriches predator(s) are mainly lions. Another predator is the cheetah. Lastly, people are a predator to these animals.

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Bonato, Maud. "Ostrich." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 10 May 2016.


Picture citation: http://ostrichproducersofontario.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ostrich_fam.jpg


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