Ostriches Infected With Bird Flu in Mossel Bay
were found to be infected with bird flu in the north-west region of Mossel ...h farm near Mossel Bay was placed under quarantine.
As of now about 60 ostriches
which were suspected of having bird flu were killed. Anton Kruger, chief ex...
CT scans reveal that dinosaurs were airheads
... our brain cavities take up much more space relative to our sinuses the scientist did find a resemblance between the air spaces of the crocodiles and ostriches
and the ancient beasts under study.
"Extra air space turns out to be a family characteristic," he said, "but the sinuses may be performing differen...
Male bird at Smithsonian's National Zoo has special reason to celebrate Father's Day
...th America and is part of the family of birds known as ratites, which also includes the ostrich, emu, kiwi and cassowary. Rheas are often mistaken for ostriches
because they share similar characteristics, including large feathers and a similar facial structure, and grow to an impressive size. The Zoo's male rh...
Dinosaurs -- stones did not help with digestion
...refore offered stones such as limestone, rose quartz and granite as food to ostriches
on a German ostrich farm.
After the ostriches
had been slaughtered, the scientists investigated the gastric stones. It be...
Trotting with emus to walk with dinosaurs
...e and are, along with all birds today, thought to be descended from dinosaurs. But not all of those alive today are good choices or easy to work with. ostriches
are two-toed and have an attitude problem, so that ruled them out, says Breithaupt. Rheas have three toes, but are "like working with a bunch of kinde...