Males have bold black-and-white coloring that they use to attract females. Females, on the other hand, are light brown feathers. Their feathers can also get soaked in the rain because ostriches do not have special gland like other birds that have to waterproof their feathers while preening. They have around 30 to 40 years of lifespan age.
Ostriches can sprint in short burst up to 43 miles per hour and they can maintain steady speed of 31 miles per hour. They are flightless and rely on strong legs with two toes clawed used for running and kick. If adult ostrich is threaten, it attacks with clawed foot that delivers a powerful kick to their victim.
Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their head in the sand but, they do lie down with their head against the ground when they feel threaten. It only looks like ostriches have buried it head because it head and neck blend in with the color of the sand. Ostriches facing great challenges because they are popular in the fashion world. Their feathers were so popular in ladies’ fashion that they disappear from all of North Africa.