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Klaus Nigge

At an ostrich farm in Germany, a chick takes shelter between a parent’s massive feet. In the 18th century ostrich feathers became so fashionable in Europe that intense hunting caused the birds to decline over much of their range. Domesticated in South Africa in the 1860s, they’re now farmed worldwide for their feathers, meat, and leather. (From “They may look goofy, but ostriches are nobody’s fool,” August 2020.)


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