Ostrich Fun Facts

Did You Know?!?…

  • One hen can lay 50 eggs or more per year.
  • Ostrich eggs incubate for 42 days and weigh 3 pounds.
  • Ostrich live to be 75 years old.
  • Ostrich chicks grow 1 foot per month.
  • Ostrich run 40 miles per hour.
  • Ostrich are curious and are often quite friendly.
  • Ostrich leather is used in boots, jackets, purses, etc.
  • Ostrich feathers are harvested for fashion, dusters, and commercial use.
  • Ostrich oil is used in lotions soaps and lip balm. More on Ostrich Oil...

Myths & Legends

  • Do ostriches really “bury” their heads in the sand?
  • Where is one of the first historical references to the ostrich found?
  • How have Africans used ostrich eggs for centuries?

Find out the answers to these questions – and more – when you visit the largest birds on earth at Indian Point Ostrich Ranch!

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