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Struthio camelus


Largest living bird in the world. May live up to 40 years. Has the ability to run at maximum speeds of about 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph), the top land speed of any bird. The feathers of adult males are mostly black, with white primaries and a white tail. Females and young males are greyish-brown and white.


This family had about 16 young.

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RachaelB 11 years ago

Yes we were in a car, and thankfully they didn't seem bothered by us at all. Sounds like quite a story your family was involved in. Hope they were all ok.

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

enjoyed the series

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Quite a nice series. Hope you were in a car because my sister and parents were trapped awhile by one in Kruger Park.

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Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 22, 2012
Submitted on Feb 12, 2012

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