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