Hailing from Africa and parts of southwest Asia, the ostrich is a huge flightless bird that can weigh up to 250 pounds and reach up to 7 feet in height.

Ostrich

Ostriches have long been raised for their skin, feathers and meat, the latter of which is compared to very lean beef. Ostrich meat is showing up more and more on restaurant menus, a direct correlation to the fact that the United States now boasts hundreds of ostrich ranches.

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