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THE family usually consists of one husband and two wives. During the breeding season, they mate every day and the females lay an egg every other day (provided the eggs are removed for artificial incubation).

When they are scared or sense an enemy, they bury their heads on the ground, thinking they are safe.

We are talking of the largest bird in the world—the ostrich. These birds originate mostly from Africa.

Demand for ostrich meat, eggs, leather and feather has been growing rapidly in the world market, and more slowly, in the Philippines. Which is why over the past five years, there has been a sprouting of ostrich farms in the country—from Cagayan de Oro, Nueva Ecija, Valenzuela and Bulacan. –

-excerpt from “Ostrich farming, anyone?”, Published on page B4 of the September 10, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

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