Though its message is splendid and rich,
the Bible’s unfair to the ostrich.
It describes them as cruel,
as no better than fools,
and that’s libel, you son-of-a-bitch!
Job 39: 13 – 18 / Lamentations 4:3
Seriously though, the ostrich is not the careless and inattentive parent described in Job. They are, in fact, careful about their eggs and their young; the female incubates the eggs during the day, and the male during the night. After they've hatched the mother ostrich cares for the chicks and shades them beneath her wings. The chicks are defended from predators by the father (even lions!).