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Ostrich Farm, Utah, 1999

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A flock of ostriches greets a photographer at a farm near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. Ostriches have been raised as livestock in the United States for over a century, particularly in the West, where the climate mimics that of their native African savanna. But these quirky birds require some special accommodations, like extra-tall fences—they can leap more than six feet (two meters) in the air.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Celebrating Canyon Country," July 1999, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Len Jenshel

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