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What is the only bird that gives us leather?

Question #49539. Asked by peasypod.
Last updated Jun 13 2021.

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The ostrich's skin is used for leather products.
The ostrich is farmed around the world, particularly for its feathers, which are decorative and are also used as feather dusters. Its skin is used for leather products and its meat is marketed commercially, with its leanness a common marketing point.


Response last updated by Terry on Oct 05 2016.
Feb 12 2009, 5:19 PM
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The hide of ratites such as ostriches, emus and rheas is often made into leather: link

Emus make for dandy boots and belts.
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Response last updated by satguru on Jun 13 2021.
Aug 26 2016, 8:48 AM
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