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OSTRICH

OSTRICH

Struthio camelus

The ostrich carries the distinguished title of being the biggest and heaviest bird on Earth. It is further distinguished by the fact that it can no longer fly, but has learnt to adapt despite this peculiarity. The ostrich can run very fast, reaching speeds of up to 70 km/h. They are grazers and lovers of shiny things. As a result of this odd obsession, hunting ostriches is prohibited near diamond mines (mostly in Namibia and Botswana), as they have been known to swallow diamonds.

The male ostrich, with its black plumage, is known as the more beautiful of the species; while the female, with her brown feathers, is not quite as fetching. The reason for this is that it is the male's role to attract the females.

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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Fauna and Flora

Mammals, birds, insects and an abundance of plant life can be found at Inverdoorn from giant elephants and fat hippos to floating butterflies and a colourful array of flowers in the spring. The Karoo is a biodiversity hotspot and forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Thousands of Animals

Whether you are searching for the celebrated Big 5 or are an avid bird-watcher, your trip to Inverdoorn will not leave you disappointed. White rhinos graze with African buffaloes, whilst wildebeest frolic in the background. Giraffes are gentle and magnificent giants who will even allow guests to walk among them. South Africa Shellducks and Egyptian Geese splash together through the water and flamingos have been spotted at Inverdoorn during their migration.

Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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