Teddy Out-Ready: Do you like Ostriches?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Do you like Ostriches?



Do you like ostriches? We do, considering that the biggest one is 250-350lbs and the tallest 7-9 feet bird in the world. 
This summer during our vacation we happened to be close to the Ostrich Farm and took advantage of this opportunity to see these flightless birds closely. One thing is to see one or two of them in the zoo and completely different story to see dozens of them and watch how they interact with each other within group. 
 
You can see different characters - good and bad, exactly like people. Ostrich can run 70 kilometers per hour. Although cheetah can run 120 km/h, but it can run only for few minutes and after that it is done. 

Ostrich enjoying some treats 
Ostrich from the other hand may maintain that speed for 15 minutes at a time. So if it will be a 15 km race between them, then ostrich would be a winner. 

Teddy was not as exited about ostrich as we were, although he tried to pet one. He was impressed with the ostrich feather and the size of ostrich egg, which he has some difficulties to carry – it weighs 3-4lbs. 

We tried ostrich burgers and an ostrich pie there. Ostrich meat is delicious or maybe we just were hungry? We bought ostrich egg and cooked a huge omelet at home. We invited all our family to taste it. Not bad. 


 We cracked egg gently and made nice ikebana vase out of it. Ostrich can live up to 70 years, quite comparable to human life span. Do you like ostriches now?

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