Ostrich: The Largest Bird
Growing up to 9 feet tall and weighing up to 350 pounds, ostriches are the biggest and heaviest birds in the world. Although they can't fly, they can run at staggering speeds up to 43 miles per hour. They can cover up to 16 feet in a single bound! Their long, strong legs and two-toed, sharp-clawed feet make them formidable adversaries. With this exciting book, readers will learn about the ecological importance of the ostrich, as well as its habitat, behavior, diet, and life cycle.