Animal of the day – 03/04/2014 – The Ostrich

OstrichThe animal of the day is the Ostrich. (Did you know: Ostriches don’t need to drink! They can survive on the water extracted from the food they eat! However, they do enjoy a good drink of water, and will drink when they can.

Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand: the myth probably originates from the bird’s defensive behavior of lying low at the approach of trouble and pressing their long necks to the ground in an attempt to become less visible. Their plumage blends well with sandy soil and, from a distance, gives the appearance that they have buried their heads in the sand.

Unlike all other birds, Ostriches pee and poop separately. (All other birds take a pee and poop at the same time. Note: pee and poop sound way better than, ‘separate their urine and feces’)

Ostrich EggOstrich eggs are the largest eggs in the world, though they are the smallest proportionally to the size of the adults! (The largest proportionally goes to the Kiwi)

And this is just silliness. Do not ride giant birds. They are not for riding…

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