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Ostriches are a species of bird that only appear in the secret area of Turtle Woods in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.


Ostriches are big, flightless birds, with a pink body and head, gray neck and legs, big, pink feet and a yellow beak. The head also has different black spots while the wings have lighter pink shades in the hedges.


Ostriches are extremely fearful: when Crash jumps on their back they lay down and put their heads under the ground after a couple of seconds. When they hide their heads their backs, used as a platform by Crash, are lower than before, so the player must be fast if they want to reach the ledge on the other side of the creature.

Ostriches are the only creature in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back to be completely harmless, so attacking them will result in nothing happening.




  • Ostriches also appeared in the concept art from Crash Twinsanity.  They appeared in the unused harbor level picture. Later art shows Coco riding on one. They would have appeared in the Ostrich Cave. To get there, players would have had to get past the harbor.

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