This is what I learned about the ostrich yesterday from an article in The New York Times magazine:

They can live from 50 to 75 years.

They'll mate up to three times a day (without chemical assistance).

The hen will lay as many as 60 eggs a year.

The eggs weigh as much as five pounds.

They might taste like chicken (didn't say), but the meat is priced like prime beef.

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