Common Ostrich

Why Some Birds Cross the Road by Walter Kitundu

Strolling through the Serengeti on a fine day. The sky darkens as the short rains arrive and flush the lowlands. Common Ostrich seem uncommonly hurried as they strut in formation across the plains.

They aren't the only ones. In the distant grass, moving, searching, a Cheetah lopes along with purpose.

There have been records of a band of Cheetah brothers hunting together and taking down Ostrich... but the odds aren't anywhere close to even today. Still, it pays to listen to that little instinct that moves you further away from predators.

Strutting becomes running and then the Ostrich take full flight, as only they can.