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Welcome back, today we will learn about Ostriches

Ostriches are birds but they can’t fly. The common ostrich or simply ostrich, is a species of large flightless bird native to certain large areas of Africa. It is one of two extant species of ostriches, the only living members of the genus Struthio in the ratite order of birds. The tarsus of the common ostrich is the largest of any living bird, measuring 39 to 53 cm (15 to 21 in) in length. The bird has just two toes on each foot (most birds have four), with the nail on the larger, inner toe resembling a hoof. Ostriches are bigger than any other bird in the world. They can grow up to 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall and can weigh up to 320 lbs. (145 kilograms), according to the African Wildlife Foundation, and an ostrich’s eyes are 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter — the largest of any land animal. Ostriches don’t use their wings to fly, but they have found many other uses for them. The main use for their wings are for displays of courtship during mating season and using them for balance while running. The ostrich is the only living species in the genus Struthio. Ostriches are the only members of the familyStruthionidae in the order Struthioniformes—a group that also contains kiwis, emus, cassowaries, and rheas.

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