Even though the ostrich is the largest bird in the world, weighing up to 350 pounds and standing about 8 feet tall, it has an amazing ability to run. Because a bird this size cannot fly, nature has given it the power to reach top speeds of nearly 60 miles an hour when trying to escape from an enemy. In one stride alone, an ostrich can cover 25 feet.
Even though it is believed that when frightened an ostrich will bury its head in the sand, this is not so, for the ostrich can outrun almost any enemy.
The ostrich’s legs are so powerful that one kick can kill a man!