A Joranian ostrich is a popular bird, known amongst Federation colonies. They are known to dip their heads in water if they are in danger, sometimes so long that the animal drowns itself. (DS9 episode: "Past Prologue")

In a bar fight in 2267, Ronald Saygar called K'Vak "about as honorable as a Joranian ostrich." (TOS novel: The Case of the Colonist's Corpse)

Why a Joranian ostrich is dishonorable is unknown.

In 2368, Lwaxana Troi wore a hat which had Joranian ostrich feathers attached. (TNG short story: "Thinking of You")


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