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Ostrich handler helps newborns develop
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Nine-day old ostrich chicks eat in their outdoor pen at the California Academy of Sciences on Friday, Aug. With a tail of ostrich feathers hanging from the back of his khakis, Tim Steinmetz makes a run for it. Hot on his heels, a dozen week-old ostriches scurry after Steinmetz, the California Academy of Sciences biologist they believe is Mama. That's because when the ostriches hatched in an industrial incubator in the academy's basement in San Francisco, the first thing they saw was him. When they kicked their way out of their cantaloupe-size eggs, Steinmetz was the first to hold and weigh them, and then carry them in a bucket to a new earthquake exhibit at the academy, where he teaches the ratites flightless birds how to eat, drink, exercise and keep warm. The academy buys fertile ostrich eggs from breeders in Solvang Santa Barbara County and Victorville San Bernardino County and raises them to 8 weeks in an indoor and companion outdoor exercise exhibit. For visitors, the birds demonstrate the fact that because earthquakes split apart the supercontinent Pangaea, ratites from a single ancestor can now be found in Africa, South America and Australia.
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The common ostrich Struthio camelus or simply ostrich , is a species of large flightless bird native to certain large areas of Africa. It is one of two extant species of ostriches , the only living members of the genus Struthio in the ratite order of birds. The other is the Somali ostrich Struthio molybdophanes , which was recognized as a distinct species by BirdLife International in having been previously considered a very distinctive subspecies of ostrich. The common ostrich belongs to the order Struthioniformes. Struthioniformes previously contained all the ratites, such as the kiwis , emus , rheas , and cassowaries.
Worried about plagiarism? Read this. Help Login Sign Up. Ostriches have been valued for their feather production for several thousands of years.