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The Ostrich is a huntable animal in Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms and Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals. Just like Deer, Ostriches run away when hunted and take two arrows to be killed. They come in packs of at least three. It is advisable to either push them towards a Town Center or Mill with a military unit or build a Mill nearby and hunt them with at least two Villagers in order to save time. Ostriches appear on African maps.


  • All ostriches in the game are black and white. In real life, only males have this coloration, while females are brown to camouflage better with the earth and dry grass.
  • In Ancient and Medieval times, ostriches could also be found in North Africa, Arabia, and the Levant.


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Animals in Age of Empires II
HerdablesSheep · Turkey · Cow · Llama · Goat · Pig · Water Buffalo · Goose
HuntablesDeer · Ostrich · Zebra · Ibex
Aggressive huntablesWild Boar · Javelina · Iron Boar · Elephant · Rhinoceros
Wild animalsWolf · Dire Wolf · Rabid Wolf · Jaguar · Bear · Lion · Crocodile · Tiger · Komodo Dragon · Snow Leopard
Marine animalsShore Fish · Snapper · Tuna · Perch · Salmon · Marlin · Dorado · Dolphin · Box Turtles
OtherHorse · Wild Horse · Camel · Wild Camel · Bactrian Camel · Wild Bactrian Camel · Donkey · Stormy Dog
MilitaryFurious the Monkey Boy · Alfred the Alpaca · Penguin
HeroesOrnlu the Wolf · Hunting Wolf