WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Africa Records Institute (AFRI) – Oudtshoorn: World's largest ostrich population

14-02-2020

(Worldkings.org) Oudtshoorn is the world's largest ostrich population.

The ostrich is a large, flightless bird - the largest living bird on earth. When fully grown it can reach a height of 1.6 metres and weighs over 130 kilograms. The male ostrich has soft black feathers on its back with white primary feathers on its wings and tail, making him easy to spot.

Ostrich have long necks, small heads, large eyes, long, powerful legs, and two toes on each foot. Ostriches have great vision and because of their strong legs can run at 70 km per hour.

Natural distribution is in the drier regions of Africa, including southern Africa, Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania. In South Africa, you will see plenty of Ostriches in Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape. 

Oudtshoorn, the "ostrich capital of the world", is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, located between the Swartberg mountains to the north and the Outeniqua Mountains to the south. 

Two ostrich-feather booms, during 1865–1870 and 1900–1914, truly established the settlement. With approximately 60,000 inhabitants, it is the largest town in the Little Karoo region. The town's economy is primarily reliant on the ostrich farming and tourism industries.

Oudtshoorn is home to the world's largest ostrich population, with a number of specialized ostrich breeding farms, such as the Safari Show Farm and the Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

According to sa-venues.com & en.wikipedia

 


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