Conservation Status: Endangered
Average Lifespan: 15 -20 years
Height: 24 -27"
Weight: 6 - 9 lbs
Habitat: Rocky Coastline
Number of Eggs: 2 -4
Incubation Period: 38 - 42 days



- Each Penguin has unique spot patterns on its belly
- African Penguins tend to nest throughout the year
- Glands at the base of the penguins' tail yield oil that waterproofs their feathers
- A layer of fat provides additional protection against chilly ocean waters
- They nest in colonies of 50-100 called rookeries and frequently vocalize to establish pair bonds 

  [Struthio camelus]
  Habitat: Savanna or scrub forest
  Height: 6-8'
  Weight: 200-300 lbs
  Max Lifespan: 50 years
  Incubation Period:
40-42 days
  Number of Young:
Up to 12 eggs over a 3-week period
  Conservation Status: Least Concern



- Largest living bird on earth
- Flightless but can run up to speeds of 40 mph
- In some areas ostriches use communal nests to hold anywhere from 15 to 60 eggs
- Less than 10 percent of ostrich eggs actually hatch
- Only 15 percent of chicks live one year due to predators
- One ostrich egg is the equivalent in size to 24 chicken eggs

Ostrich Coloring Sheet

  [Dromaius novaehollandiae]
  Habitat: Savanna or scrub forest
  Height: 5 to 6'
  Weight: 66 to 100 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 10 to 20 years
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

   240px Dromaius novaehollandiae map distribution 2svg



  • They are the second largest bird in the world. 
    The emu is flightless with wings only 1/10th the length of its body.
    Brown in color. After molting, new feathers may appear nearly black, fading to pale brown with age
  • They have two sets of eyelids, one for blinking and the other for keeping the dust out!
    They will eat a wide variety of plants depending on the season along with beetles, grasshoppers, fruit, crickets, ladybirds, lizards, ants, flowers, berries and grubs


  [Casuarius casuarius]
  Habitat: Rainforest
  Height: 40-67'
  Weight: 63-130 lbs
  Max Lifespan: Up to 40 years in captivity
  Incubation Period:
47-61 days
  Number of Young:
  Conservation Status: Least Concern





-Also known as Double-Wattled Cassowary due to the two bright red flaps hanging from its neck
-Cassowaries are large, flightless birds with a helmet of tough skin on their head, used to push through vegetation in the rainforest
- The female Cassowary is dominant over the male leaving the male to incubate the eggs
-They are frugivores which means their diet consists of almost entirely fruit
-They are the largest of the three Cassowary species
-The southern cassowary got its name from a Papuan word meaning ‘horned head’.

Cassowary Coloring Sheet

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