Not many people are aware that there is a “mini zoo” in Ipoh. The resident animals are just two ostriches and five deer.
While I think it’s a good idea to bring animals to the public instead of attracting them to the zoo, in my opinion, the compound of the Veterinary Services Department Perak with a fence as enclosure and a zinc awning for shade, is the worst place for the animals to live.
As you know, the weather in Malaysia is extremely unfriendly and I won’t be surprised if one of these animals die of heat stroke one day.
Anyway, I have some interesting facts of the ostrich and deer for you.
Ostrich (Burung unta)
Species: Struthio Camelus
Breed: blue / red / black
Lifespan: 60 – 70 years
Productive life: 30 years
Weight of egg: 1 – 2kg
Running speed: 75km/h
Force of kick: 12 – 14kg
Species: Cervus Timorensis
Weight: 80kg – 100kg (male) / 65kg (female)
Productive life: 12 – 15 years
Ratio: 1 male to 10 female
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