A SOUTH ASIAN OSTRICH COUNTRY, EH?
OSTRICHES EXISTED IN INDIA —according to 25000 year old DNA evidence. (ET Report)
Fragments of eggshells of these birds (which yielded the DNA) have been garnered from many locations in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Most were not feathered however, indicating that they were just evolving at that time 25 centuries ago.
Interestingly enough, this bird, a true descendant of one kind of dinosaurs incidentally, possessed the vicious habit of kicking with its sharp claws (on the rear part of their legs) even then. This habit was resorted to only in self-defense and often felled many a lion also!
And they have always had an aversion to snakes hiding in grass too!
Ostriches are not associated with India you may say but with Africa the so called Dark Continent!
During the recent assembly elections also in 5 Indian States, this one bird–large, flightless, and…
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