The fact that among animals the highest in the world is a giraffe, many people know, but the fact that the record holder among birds is an African ostrich is not all they know. That is why we decided to pay special attention to this issue. So, what is the highest ostrich in the world in meters, find out right now.
What height can it reach?
The African ostrich is not only the largest bird in size and weight, but also the tallest in the world. One of its main distinguishing features is a long straight neck. Thanks to her, this inhabitant of Africa can see the enemy at a very long distance. So back to her growth. Today it is known that the height of an ostrich can be on average 2.7 meters. Of course, such an indicator refers to males, females are slightly smaller in size, their growth rarely exceeds 2.5 meters.
If this indicator of a bird is compared with other animals, then it is not inferior even to a large horse. On average, the height of the horse riding breed at the withers is 1.68-1.70 meters. As you can see, the feathered representative has gone far, which cannot be said about his head. His brain does not exceed the size of a walnut. But big growth is a merit of long legs and a long neck.
Who is the tallest in the world?
Of course, even among the record breakers there are record breakers. What record can an ostrich have in height? For example, today the largest growth of this bird in the world was recorded several years ago. One of the African males, which was part of the research group on the development and reproduction of the species, reached a height of 3.1 meters. Today it is the largest indicator.
Yes, what can I say, ostriches really deserve our attention and respect, besides, they are very interesting. About all its advantages, as well as the features of cultivation, read on our website in the following publications.
Other key parameters
"Of course, such a huge bird, probably a lot of weight?" - many ask. Yes indeed. An ostrich is not only the highest feathered in the world, but also the heaviest. The average weight of a male ranges from 65 to 75 kilograms, the female gains about 55-60 kilograms. But there are real "giants." For example, the weight of one African representative was 131 kilograms.
In addition, these feathered representatives lay the largest eggs in size. But it can also be said that with respect to the body of the parent, they are small. The length of one egg can vary from 15 to 22 centimeters, but its weight is also considerable - up to 2 kilograms. Imagine the size of scrambled eggs from such a single product.
If you compare them with the eggs of other poultry, then it is approximately like 35 chicken. The egg shell color is white with yellowness, while the inhabitants of the northern regions of the continent demolish about 20 pieces, while the inhabitants of the south - up to 60. The female lays eggs in 1-2 days.
The newly hatched chick has a considerable weight. On the first day of his birth, he may already be on the order of 1.2 kilograms, and over the next three months the male will gain weight up to 19 kilograms and 18 will be female. Learn more about these unusual creatures from the video.