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Yekaterinburg Woman Finds Two Ostriches in Dumpster, One Still Alive

A video posted on YouTube of the ostrich shows it looking slightly frazzled while having something to eat and drink. e1.ru

A woman in Yekaterinburg has found a baby ostrich in a dumpster, packed in a bag but still alive.

The woman was throwing out the garbage when her dog, which seemed to sense the ostrich, started growling and barking. When the woman looked inside the bag, she found that it contained two ostriches, one of which had already died.

The woman, identified as Nadezhda Koksharova, took the live ostrich inside her apartment building hallway to warm up, and neighbors brought out bread and water for the bird, Interfax reported Friday.

The ostrich was "feeling well, it was just cold and distressed," Koksharova said. "By the time everybody had gone home and we were left alone, it was already turning its head, warbling and starting to take bread out of my hand."

A local zoo, which already has one young ostrich, has agreed to house the bird.

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