Rub-a-dub-dust! Ostrich takes dirt bath

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Meet Ethel! She’s a 7-year-old ostrich taking a dust bath at the Reid Park Zoo in Tuscon, Arizona.

Many birds bathe this way since getting dust in between their feathers actually helps absorb excess oils and is an important part of bird grooming.

Ethel enjoys dust baths, leafy greens, and being close by to her mate, Eiffel.

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