Funny Ostrich pictures

Funny Ostrich Picture

Crazy Ostriches Escape

Here is a funny ostrich picture showing crazy Ostriches on the march. Ostrich There are three collective nouns for a group of ostriches, a pride, a flock and our favourite, a wobble of ostriches.

Picture of Ostrich Found

Picture of Ostrich

Another Ostrich on the Run

Funny Ostrich Running

Ostrich with Head in the Sand

Ostrich with head in the sand Ostrich Head in Sand

Ostrich Interesting Facts and Myths Ostrich Facts

  • Ostriches originate from Africa, but they have spread all over the world, and can now be found from California to China.  They are farmed not only for their meat, but also for leather from their skins.
  • Ostriches are the fastest two-legged animal on the planet, capable of over 40 mph.  Also stamina is not a problem, they could probably cover 25 miles in one hour.  Unfortunately, or fortunately - it depends on how you look at it - ostriches are a flightless bird.
  • Do ostrich feathers make good dusters?  True, you bet; ostrich feathers are highly prized for removing cobwebs.
  • Ostrich meat is a matter of personal taste.  No it does not taste of chicken!  Actually it's quite a strong taste a cross between beef and venison.  The big advantage is that being undomesticated, ostrich meat is low in cholesterol.
  • Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand when danger approaches?   It's a myth.  Firstly it would have no value as a survival strategy.  Secondly, ostriches have vicious beaks, and they can also deliver a nasty kick with those long powerful legs.
  • The English language is very rich and descriptive. A person 'hiding their head in the sand, like an ostrich' is said to be foolishly ignoring their problem, while hoping it will somehow vanish. This idea was made into a joke in 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', by Douglas Adams in which the 'Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal' was described as 'so mind-bogglingly stupid that it assumes that if you can't see it, then it can't see you.'

Ostrich Crossing

Ostrich Crossing

Picture of Ostriches Having a Day Out

Picture of Ostriches

More Ostrich Facts - Ostrich EggsOstrich Egg Facts

The ostrich egg is the biggest egg currently on the planet, large examples may reach 20cm at their widest part.  Only dinosaur eggs have been larger. It's not uncommon for ostriches to lay 10 eggs, and at about 3lb (1.5 kilos) that's quite an investment. Ostrich Egg Carving

Funny Picture of Ostrich Racing

Ostrich Racing Ostrich racing at the Hawthorne Racecourse, Illinois, USA.
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