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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.