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Are ostriches endangered species?

Asked by M. Wright, Last updated: Feb 18, 2020

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K. Keturah

K. Keturah

Answered Jan 08, 2020

Ostriches are large flightless birds, and they are not endangered. The ostrich farmers in South Africa, which is the leading ostrich farming industry in the world, feeds these birds 100 percent natural food, and they mature rapidly. They successfully breed when in captivity. They also tend to reproduce very quickly. However, in the 1960s, the Arabian Ostrich Syrian Ostrich became extinct.

The International Union records them for Conservation of Nature as a species of least concern. This lack of concern is due to their very stable population. This stability could be because trading of ostrich products is focused on trade controls, which has prevented the constant hunting of the species.

 

S. Sergius

S. Sergius

Answered Jan 08, 2020

No, they are not endangered. We can only be thinking in this direction if there are signs of them going into extinction. Ostriches are native to Africa, and they are widely existing in most parts of the continent. In fact, a lot of farmers are investing in ostrich farming. The country that has the largest investments in ostrich farming in South Africa. Ostriches are omnivores; they eat both plants and animals. Ostriches have a very strong immune system, and that is why they don't fall sick very easily.

In a month, ostriches can produce an average of 14 eggs. And this goes on for the period of the dry season. This means with the way they produce their eggs, they cannot easily go into extinction unless there are cases of diseases. Ostriches use a period of 35 to 40 days to hatch their eggs. However, it is important to know that ostriches have the largest egg that any bird can produce.

 

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