American Ostrich Association. Accesses April 1, 2012.

Animal Diversity Web 2009.  Accessed April 2, 2012

Bingol, E. B. and E. Ozer. 2010.  “Effects of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) on the microbiological quality and shelf life of ostrich meat.  Meat Science 90: 276-277.

BirdLife International 2009.  <>. Accessed March 7, 2012.

Campbell, Neil, Reece, Jane, et. al. 8th ed. Biology. Pearson Benjamin Cummigs, San Fransisco, California, USA.

Donegan, K. 2002. Animal Diversity Web. <>. Accessed March 7, 2012.

Encyclopedia of Life. Accessed April 14, 2012.

Gamba, J., M. Neto and W.M. Souza. 2011.Morphological characteristics of the ostrich eggshell.  Pesquisa Veterinaria Brasileira 32: 96-98.

Honolulu Zoo. Accessed March 28, 2012

Nascimento, R., A. Monteiro Fonseca, R. Franco, Z. Miranda.  2011. Fresh pork sausage made with ostrich meat: physic-chemical.  Ciencia rural 42.1: 184-188.

 San Diego Zoo. Accesses March 28, 2012

Schaller, Nina U, et al.  Toe function and dynamic pressure distribution in ostrich locomotion.  Journal of experimental biology 214.7 (2011):1123-1130.

The Oklahoma State Ostrich Book. Accessed March 28, 2012

Web of Knowledge . Accessed April 14, 2012.

 *A Special thanks to Dr. Gregory Sandland and Dr. Thomas Volk!

*Thanks to everyone for the beautiful pictures on flickr: Safari-Partners, Sergey Yelissev, Schristia, Raja Sambasivan, C.K. Koay, Randy OHC, Scott Thompson, Gravitywave, David Bygott,  Carrie Cizauskas, Pim, Joe Ross, Roger bth, Johnny Zed, and Bob Campbell.