Hamilton Zoo selling spare ostrich eggs

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Newstalk ZB Staff,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Friday, 17 November 2017, 5:55PM
Ostrich eggs weigh around 1.5 kgs. Photo/Getty

There's a chance you could be eating ostrich eggs for breakfast.

Hamilton Zoo is selling eggs from it's two birds on Trade Me for as little as $15.

Money raised is set to go towards its conservation fund.

Team Leader Cheridan Mathers said zookeepers normally feed the eggs to the tigers.

"We actually give the eggs to them whole. Not too hard for them to crack into it but usually they will tap it around their enclosure and play with it for a bit."

Ostriches lay frequently at this time of year.

But she told Larry Williams that the eggs, weighing at about 1.5kgs, do a good job of filling humans up too.

"I myself have made one into a frittata once. They are probably the size of a small rockmelon and they are about 24 chicken eggs."

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