Scientific name: Struthio camelus

Family name: Struthionidae

Classification: Aves

Group Name: Flock or Troop

IUCN status: Least Concern

Lifespan: 40-50 years

Weight: 63 – 145kg

Body length: 170-280cm

Top speed: 45mph

Diet: Ominivore: Mainly buds, leaves, seeds and flowers. Sometimes lizards, grasshoppers and animal remains that carnivorous predators have left.

Habitat: Semi-arid plains, from savanna to desert, as well as areas of open woodland.

Range: Throughout Africa (used to roam Asia and the Arabian peninsula but have been hunted to extinction in these areas).

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