Long eye lashes and a soft suede like beak make this 17 inch tall Ostrich Stage Puppet proud to pull her head out of the sand and join in on some puppet fun!
Length Width Height Puppet Weight
8" LONG 5" WIDE 17" TALL 4.64 OZ
Puppet Type: STAGE PUPPET
Puppet Birthday: 2010 January
Special Features: Movable mouth.
Ostrich Stage Puppet Demonstration Video: View Video
FACTS OF INTEREST:
- The Ostrich is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at maximum speeds of about 70 kilometers per hour (43 mph), the top land speed of any bird. The Ostrich is the largest living species of bird.
- Ostrich eggs are the largest of all eggs though they are actually the smallest eggs relative to the size of the adult bird.
- Ostriches can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. In much of their habitat, temperatures vary as much as 40 °C (72 °F) between night and day. Their temperature control mechanism relies on action by the bird, which uses its wings to cover the naked skin of the upper legs and flanks to conserve heat, or leaves these areas bare to release heat.
- The Ostrich is farmed around the world, particularly for its feathers, which are decorative and are also used as feather dusters. Its skin is used for leather products and its meat marketed commercially.