This bird has the largest eyes relative to body size of any land animal – they are approximately 2 inches in diameter! It lives on open, semi-arid plains and open woodlands.

  • Scientific Name: Struthio camelus
  • Range: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Status in the Wild: Stable, although some local populations may be at risk (IUCN)
  • Location in the Zoo: African Forest
  • Cool Animal Fact: Largest egg of any bird: 6×5 inches, 3.3 pounds. 1 Ostrich egg = 24 chicken eggs.