Cincinnati Zoo introduces its latest ostrich, Myrtle, on World Ostrich Day

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The Cincinnati Zoo introduced a new family member to the public on Tuesday during its daily live Facebook video at home. The zoo introduced Myrtle, its newest ostrich. It was fitting to introduce Myrtle to the public on Tuesday because it is World Ostrich Day. In the Facebook Live video, a Myrtle Zoo employee showed her eating lunch of lettuce, apples and cereals. He said Myrtle came to the Cincinnati Zoo on January 6th. Since her arrival, Myrtle got along with her ostrich companion, Pam. They were inseparable from the start and followed each other all day, said a staff member on the live video. When you’re at the zoo and want to tell the two ostriches apart, the zoo staff tell them to look at their legs. Myrtle has a white leg band on the left leg while Pam has a blue band on the right leg. The Cincinnati Zoo decided to show Pam and Myrtle for their toes on Facebook Live Tuesday. The ostrich is the only bird that has two toes on each foot. All other birds have three or four toes. For this reason, the zoo chose February 2nd to display and celebrate the ostriches. The ostriches can be seen in the Africa exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. For more information, see the Facebook Live video from Home Safari below:

The Cincinnati Zoo introduced a new family member to the public on Tuesday during its daily live Facebook video at home.

The zoo introduced Myrtle, its newest ostrich. It was fitting to introduce Myrtle to the public on Tuesday because it is World Ostrich Day.

In the Facebook Live video, an employee of the zoo showed Myrtle having lunch with salad, apples and cereals. He said Myrtle came to the Cincinnati Zoo on January 6th.

Since arriving, Myrtle has hit it off with her ostrich companion, Pam. They were inseparable from the start and followed each other all day, said a staff member on the live video.

When you’re at the zoo and want to tell the two ostriches apart, the zoo staff tell them to look at their legs. Myrtle has a white leg band on the left leg while Pam has a blue band on the right leg.

The Cincinnati Zoo decided to showcase Pam and Myrtle for their toes on Facebook Live Tuesday. The ostrich is the only bird that has two toes on each foot. All other birds have three or four toes. That is why the zoo chose February 2nd to show and celebrate the ostriches.

The ostriches can be seen in the Africa exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo.

For more information, see the following live video on Home Safari Facebook:

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