Meet our animals

The ostrich is the largest and heaviest living bird.
As its species name, camelus, suggests, the ostrich was once known as the “camel bird” because of its long neck, prominent eyes, and sweeping eyelashes, as well as its jolting walk.

Ostriches

These guys are all the way in the back of the farm. They have been known to try and bite cell phones and hands, so please be cautious!

Ostriches – These guys are all the way in the back of the farm. They have been known to try and bite cell phones and hands, so please be cautious!

Pigs

You’ll find baby pigs in the first of the brown pens. They are really cute, but also kind of shy!

Rabbits

Our rabbits are hanging out in the second brown pen.

Chickens

Our chicks are hanging out with our rabbits while their long-term home gets built.

Alpacas

To the left of the goats are our Alpacas. They’re a little bit shy, but if you give them some time, they’ll come up to the fence and say hello!

Goats

You’ll find our goats in the center pens. If you aren’t careful they will chew on your shirt, your jeans, and your camera straps!

Sheep

To the right of the goats and towards the ostriches, you’ll see our sheep. If you say hello, they’ll say it back – as long as you say it in Baaaaaaahs!

Ostrich Fun Facts

​Family Life

During courtship, the black-and-white male uses his dramatic coloring to attract the light brown female. He sinks slowly to the ground, almost like he’s bowing, and begins to wave and shake the feathers of first one wing and then the other while moving his tail up and down.

Habitat and Diet

Native to Africa, ostriches are found in savanna and desert regions, were they graze among giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and gazelles. Ostriches are omnivores, and they eat whatever is available in their habitat at that time of the year.

Fact VS Fiction

This popular metaphor is believed to have originated with observations of ostriches that appear to bury their heads in the sand to avoid predators.

Ostrich Ancestry

Humans have had a long association with ostriches due primarily to the birds’ feathers. Records show the ancient Egyptian, Assyrian, and Babylonian empires all actively groomed, farmed, and traded ostrich plumes.

Facts For Kids

When you think of birds, you probably think of the small, charming birds chirping in your backyard. The ostrich, though, is bigger than your dad! Ostriches are the largest birds on the planet. They can grow 9 feet tall and weigh over 350 pounds.
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