It’s a common belief that ostriches hide their heads in the sand. That’s not true. Instead of sticking their heads in the sand, the animals tend to run away when they get scared.
The largest bird in the world isn’t as stupid as you might think. The ostrich is actually not only smart, but also really fast. When it’s scared or is feeling threatened by another animal, the ostrich can sustain a speed of 30 miles per hour, especially if it’s being chased by a close predator. The ostrich is capable of outrunning most animals.
Except for running in order to save their lives, ostriches also use their deadly kicks and clawed hooves. Their kick is so powerful that it could kill a human and even a grown lion. Apart from deadly combat kicks and high speed running, ostriches also possess highly developed eye sight and hearing. Thus, they can sense if a predator is close.
These birds are not only much smarter than they’re given credit for, but they are also dangerous.