Animals: Binovular Ostrich

In their laying season, domesticated hen ostriches lay one or two eggs a week. In Detroit's zoo one day last week, an ostrich named Queenie deposited two three-pound eggs within 30 minutes. Zoologists marveled, pronounced binovulation a condition exceedingly rare in ostriches. Said Zookeeper John W. Ireland: "I never heard of such a thing!"


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