Scientific Name : Struthio Camelus
Weight : 160kg (m), 150kg (f)
Shoulder Height : 1.7 (m and f)
Breeding Season : Year round
Minimum Calibre : 243
The Ostrich are the world’s largest bird and occur in flocks of up to 40 birds. Completely flightless, they are capable of some serious sprinting and are one of the Earth’s fastest land animals. Occurring widely throughout South Africa, they prefer the drier and desert climates.
Male and female birds are similar in size. The female is grey and older males are pitch black. The eggs are incubated by both sexes, the female during daytime, the male at night.
Most trophy hunters prefer to hunt males as their feathers are brighter and more colorful.
Wild ostrich hunting is a trickier stalk as most would imagine. They have remarkably good eyesight and are capable of covering long distances in a short time.
Ostriches are hunted for their meat, feathers and hide. Ostrich leather is widely used as an exotic leather in cowboy boots, handbags and soft gun cases.
The average cost of an ostrich hunt is $500