Big Bird:

The ostrich is the world’s largest and heaviest bird. The ostrich can’t fly, but can run fast!

The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal.

Ostrich eggs, the biggest in the world, are an important source of protein for other animals. One ostrich egg equals one to two dozen chicken eggs.

At Reid Park Zoo:

You might see our ostriches eating dirt and small rocks. Don’t worry—this helps them digest their food.

During warm weather, these birds often enjoy a cool shower given by their keepers.


Species Name:
Scientific Name:
Struthio camelus
Proud Parents:
Dana Lim
Marianne Van Horn