The ostrich lives in Africa, in the savannah and desert lands. It is the largest bird in the world but it cannot fly. The ostrich is up to 2.7 metres tall and it weighs between 100 to 160 kg. The ostrich has got a small head, a very long neck and long thin legs. Its diet is omnivore. It eats plants, roots, seeds, insects and lizards. It can live from 30 to 40 years. Its eggs are giant. Each egg weighs as much as two dozen chicken eggs. The ostrich can sprint up to 70 km an hour.