Ostriches live throughout Africa’s semiarid plains and woodlands and is either one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa of the genus Struthio, which is in the ratite family. Ostriches are large, Blightless birds that have long legs and a long neck that protrudes from a round body. Males have bold black-and-white coloring that they use to attract females. Females are light brown.
The wild ostrich population has declined in the last 200 years, but IUCN list the common ostrich as Least Concern. Today ostriches are farmed and hunted for their skin, meat and eggs and humans are encroaching on ostrich habitats.