#WildlifeWednesday: You really shouldn't mess with an ostrich!

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As part of our Wildlife Wednesday series, take a look at this rather peculiar bird that thrives in South Africa's Karoo regions.

Did you know the ostrich is not only the largest bird in the world, it is also the fastest on land - reaching speeds of up to 70km/h. 

And you don't want to mess with one - their kicks are capable of killing a lion, or even a human. 
Males flap their wings when they are trying to woo a female, and also drive away intruders during this mating ritual.

Ostrich chicks huddle under their parents winds to protect them from the hot sun or rain.

And they don't really put their heads in the sand - they just sometimes rest it on the ground or peck at it for food.

So there you have it. Have a particular animal you're intrigued by or want to share your footage with us? Email info@traveller24.com or send us a message on Instagram

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