Ostrich
Ostrich
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ABout Ostrich

OSTRICHES ARE THE LARGEST AND HEAVIEST OF ALL LIVING BIRDS.

These birds don’t fly, but they can run at speeds up to 40 mph for short distances. Like camels, the ostrich can tolerate high temperatures and go without water for long periods of time, which helps them survive in the arid plains of Africa.

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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Average Size
9 ft tall weigh more than 300 lbs
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Native Region
Africa
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Eating Habits
Plants and seeds, insects, reptiles
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Conservation status
Least concern
Come see for yourself.

Look no further. Connect with our amazing animals and learn about the wild places they come from.

WHERE ARE THEY AT THE ZOO
The Ostrich is located in the Plains Exhibit.
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Additional Experiences
Climb aboard the White River Junction Train Ride for a tour of the "Zoo behind the Zoo."

Riders will enjoy a 10-minute narrated journey and learn about our Plains animals, greenhouse, gardens, the Zoo’s
15,000-square-foot veterinary hospital, maintenance and commissary departments and other behind-the-scenes operations
necessary to run the Zoo. Available mid-March through December, riders will also learn about the Zoo’s animal conservation
mission.