Cyclists training for the prestigious Cape Town Cycle Tour were joined by a speeding ostrich. Oleksiy Mishchenko captured the precious footage on his head cam. The clip has gone viral globally and has received over a million views on YouTube already.
South Africa is known internationally as the leader in ostrich farming. Now the country’s neighbour, Botswana, is to revive ostrich farming through its new Ostrich Out-grower programme, under the guidance of the Department of Animal Health and Production.
The shells of a chicken’s egg are considered a fragile material but an ostrich egg is made of sturdier stuff and an artist in the Karoo is using these discarded shells to make sought-after mosaic art works.