The Ostrich farm with a drove of sixty birds averaging from 250 to 450 pounds at the  World's Fair. The birds were brought in from a Southern California ranch.  Fair patrons  could walk and view the birds from outside their cages.

Guides  explained  everything pertaining to these ornithological giants: the characteristics of the birds, how the magnificent plumage is produced, how they raise their young, and many other  facts, such as: the ostrich produces thirty to thirty-six eggs a year, and its brain is the smallest of any creature, relative to its size.

Exhibit Statictics:

Building cost:     2,500  dollars
Price of Admission-   10 cents

Exhibition Profit-       17,338.80  dollars

Lee  Gaskins'   AT THE FAIR  The 1904 St. Louis World's   Fair 
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The height of the sixty birds on the ostrich farm varied from ten to eleven feet. An ornery ostrich named- "Black Demon" was the alpha male of  the farm.

At the time, the sale of Ostrich feathers was very much in demand in southern California.