Thursday, June 18, 2009

White Rock Ostrich Farm

Have you ever seen an ostrich up close? They really are an odd bird, I must say. We spent the morning with our home school group at the White Rock Ostrich Farm, and it was quite an experience!! As well as a wagon-ride tour of the farm (always a hit with my boys) we got to meet the breeding ostriches, feed the 'teenagers' and even peek at a 2 day-old chick!!

Did you know that an ostrich has a brain about the size of a walnut? That they can live to be up to 75 years old? That they in fact do not bury their heads in the sand?

Did you know that one ostrich egg is about equal in size to 24 chicken eggs? That their legs are strong enough to kill a lion with a single kick to the head? That they are the largest non-flying bird, and that they have no problem going outside during the winter on a -20 degree Celsius day in Southern Ontario?

Think you know enough about ostriches yet?

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