Animals
The Ostrich Trick
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It's not true that ostriches “bury their heads in sand” when danger approaches. No animal can afford to ignore danger. Ostriches are sharp-witted and aggressive creatures. They do, however, resort to a “disappearing” act when an enemy is chasing them and this strategy may have led people a long time ago to invent the “burying heads” theory.
Ostriches are excellent runners-they can go upto 80 kph for over half an hour at a stretch. They are usually 2.75 m tall and when running at full speed their strides can add another 1˝ m to their height. This can be a grave disadvantage. To overcome this they just simply “disappear”- they throw themselves full-length flat on the ground.

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To the predator they have simply vanished from the horizon! And the ostriches lie perfectly still until the danger has passed.



User's Comments                     
Neha
I want to know more about Ostrich.
rutuja kanikdale
Very very intresting. Too good for general knowledge.
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