Always wondered why is South Africa regarded as the world leader with respect to ostrich production? Well more than 65% of the world’s ostriches and 90% of ostrich products in the world are from South African. South Africa also has a historic advantage because it started with ostrich farming in 1864. The natural conditions in South Africa are also ideal for ostrich production.
The females will lay their eggs in a communal nest--a simple pit about inches deep, scraped in the ground by the male ostrich. The nest may have 15 to 60 eggs! Here are some baby ostriches with their mama.