Ostriches are the world’s largest flightless bird. However their long muscular legs make up for the fact that they cannot fly as they can run up to 64km/hr (40mph), making them one of the fastest land birds. They use their wings as rudders to steer while running. A single stride can range between 3-5m!
OSTRICHES POSE FOR CAMERA TRAP IN ZRR
Camera traps are a great way to monitor endangered species. These are essentially remotely activated portable cameras that are triggered by motion through infrared or a motion sensor. The “shots” provide monitors and researchers with fantastic information – allowing them to assess the status of endangered species on a reserve and to help develop and monitor management interventions. Learn more about the technology used for wildlife conservation.