Ostriches are the world’s largest birds and are found in Africa. They can be nine feet tall and weigh 350 pounds. Because they are so big, ostriches cannot fly. Instead, they can run up to 45 miles per hour and have large powerful legs to provide a strong kick for protection. Ostriches like to live in groups of around 5 birds.
Ostriches like to eat leaves, flowers and seeds. They will also eat dirt, sand and stones to aid in digestion. Males are black with white tips on their wings, where as females are generally grey. An ostrich egg is the size of 20 chicken eggs.