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Ostriches in Africa

  Today the ostrich is considered to be an African animal although the earliest evidence of their existence through archaeological findings dates back to over 50 million years ago in modern-day Mongolia. Please see the map below for a breakdown of the different sub-species of ostrich distribution.     There were historically 4 main groups…

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The Ostrich Feather Boas

In 1885 the town of Oudtshoorn was declared the ostrich capital of the world due to ostrich feather sales. Feathers were known as ‘white gold’ and were sold in Europe for the same price of gold. Today ostrich feathers make up approximately 6% of the total income of the ostrich industry but there are still…