The ostrich is the largest bird in the world and, unsurprisingly, it lays the biggest eggs. The average egg size is a huge 15cms. With long legs, long neck and large eyes, the ostrich has a natural ability to spot oncoming predators. For this reason, ostriches are often found grazing alongside zebras and springboks in the wild.

Ostriches are found in central and southern Africa. They live in the open, arid areas of savannah and desert.

We have three ostriches at the Zoo, Fluffy, Tajo and Nonami.


The world's heaviest bird

Learn more about our ostriches in this Zoo Tales episode.