The ostrich is as very large running bird that lives in Africa. It used to live from Syria and Arabia to South Africa, but now it is limited to the drier, sandier parts of Africa. It has a large neck and a small head. The adult ostrich stands between 7 to 8 ft. tall, and weighs about 300 pounds. The ostrich's body is covered in drooping blackish or black feathers, and the head and neck are covered with short tufty down and fine bristles. It can run up to 40 miles per hour, taking gigantic leaps of up to 12-15 ft.