The ostrich is obviously extremely well adapted to the climatic environments
prevailing in the African regions in which the species is indigenous and
tolerates well hot arid conditions and cooler wet subtropical zones (Sauer and
Sauer 1966b). Stewart (1994) asserts that the birds are very hardy and "can be
successfully bred and reared in environmental extremes from desert heat to
By: Malcolm Mitchell, Roslin Institute (Edinburgh), Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PS, UK.
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