Ostrich (Britains Zoo 922)

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Ostrich (Britains Zoo 922)

Ostrich, Britains Zoo No922 (BritCat 1940).jpg Ostrich, Struthionidae (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 44
The Zoo (display)

A painted hollowcast lead Ostrich, from the Britains Zoo range, probably pre-war, catalogue number 922.

Giulia ...
" The ostrich is painted black and white and it is standing on grass. "

1940 catalogue description

" They are the largest of all living birds, although they are unable to fly, the wings being so small as to be useless for this purpose. They are now practically confined to Africa, although once spread over a much greater area. They can outstrip the fastest horse in speed, but have a habit of running in circles which permits easy capture. "