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Ostrich
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Type

Grazer

Kcals

439

Points to Unlock

39,000

Unlocked by

Hippo

Unlocks

Elephant

 The Ostrich is unlocked by completing the Hippo challenge.

Biology

The Ostrich is a large flightless bird of the genus Struthio. Ostriches normally spend the winter months in pairs or alone. With their acute eyesight and hearing, Ostriches can sense predators such as lions from far away. When being pursued by a predator, they have been known to reach speeds in excess of 70 km/h, and can maintain a steady speed of 50 km/h, which makes the ostrich the world's fastest two-legged animal. When lying down and hiding from predators, the birds lay their heads and necks flat on the ground, making them appear like a mound of earth from a distance, aided by the heat haze in their hot, dry habitat.

Life as an Ostrich

The Ostrich is the sixth non-DLC Size 5 Grazer it is possible to unlock. The Ostrich is on par with the fastest animals in the game, making it easier to flee from pursing Predators even with the restrictions imposed on Size 5 animals. Despite having higher base Defense than the Thoroughbred, the Ostrich has a low base Attack for a Size 5 Grazer, and its Speed makes it far better suited for flight than fight. While the Ostrich will have an easy enough time surviving early on, it can still struggle in later years when larger, faster Predators begin to spawn.

Unique Challenges:

Ostriches as Prey

Ostriches aren't a common sight, but can be seen in the mid to later years, often in the open areas around Yoyogi Park. They'll usually ignore smaller Predators that shouldn't be able to Clean Kill them unless they are attacked first. They're not worth as many Calories as other size 5 grazers. They're still worth eating for larger Predators, although they can be hard to chase down when alerted.

Statistics

Stats Life Attack Defense Stamina Hunger Speed Size
Base 80 80 40 75 40 350 Large (5)
Max 380 280 60 275 60

Ranks & Mates

Rank Req. Kcals Mate Litter Size
Rookie 0 Desperate 2
Veteran 1600 Average 3
Boss 3200 Prime 4

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