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Ostriches are creatures that inhabit the Pride Lands in The Lion King.



An Actual Ostrich

Ostriches usually weigh from 63 to 130 kilograms (140–290 lb), with exceptional male Ostriches weighing up to 155 kilograms (340 lb). The feathers of adult males are mostly black, with white primaries and a white tail. However, the tail of one subspecies is buff. Females and young males are grayish-brown and white. The head and neck of both male and female Ostriches are nearly bare, with a thin layer of down. The skin of the females neck and thighs are pinkish gray, while the male's is blue-gray, gray or pink dependent on subspecies.

The Lion King

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Simba and Nala briefly ride two Ostriches during I Just Can't Wait to be King.

Simba and Nala ride two ostriches, one fuchsia and one purple, during I Just Can't Wait to be King. They sing along with Simba, Nala and various other animals. They appear on the very top of the animal pyramid which the animals were creating.

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

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Ostriches in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

Ostriches first appear during Kiara's presentation and We Are One. They appear again briefly when Rafiki accompanies Kiara and Kovu in Upendi. A bunch of ostriches are seen again during the song One of Us when Simba exiles Kovu, some of them attempting to peck Kovu on the head to drive him out of the Pride Lands. These ostriches look slightly different from the ones seen in the previous film.

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