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An ostrich cools itself with water at a zoo in Haikou, China.  Picture: Feature China / Barcroft Media

An ostrich cools itself with water at a zoo in Haikou, China.  Picture: Feature China / Barcroft Media

Neck Twisting Ostrich. Photo by mikel.hendriks

Neck Twisting Ostrich. Photo by mikel.hendriks

Grumpy Cuteness. Photo by Sarah P

Grumpy Cuteness. Photo by Sarah P

Ostrich. Photo by maureen_g

Ostrich. Photo by maureen_g

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A Stop in Ostrichland

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Just outside of Solvang, in Central California, 50 ostriches eagerly await visitors day in and day out at Ostrichland. Ostriches are native to Africa, can run up to 45 miles per hour, and weigh between 250 and 350 lbs. The Browns, a husband and wife team, have run the unique farm for two decades. Visitors are invited to feed the bizarre creatures and can take home their fresh, giant ostrich eggs.

Ostriches crowd in an open-air cage at the ostrich farm in the Belarus village of Kozishche.  Picture: VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images

Ostriches crowd in an open-air cage at the ostrich farm in the Belarus village of Kozishche.  Picture: VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images

Close-up of the rhea (by Tambako the Jaguar)

Close-up of the rhea (by Tambako the Jaguar)

Can-canning ostriches in Kenya, Amboseli by Romana Wyllie

Can-canning ostriches in Kenya, Amboseli by Romana Wyllie

The cheetah may be the fastest animal on the planet, but as these pictures show that doesn’t always guarantee a successful hunt.

The first mistake he made was to go after an ostrich, something he would not normally hunt - and then when the ostrich decided to turn on him it was the cheetah who had to leg it.”

Cheetah Hunt by Guy Dekelver

We found this cheetah hanging out in the crater, until all of the sudden it started showing interest in what seemed to be an ostrich. After some sneeking up, the cheetah started gathering speed, one of the most amazing things ever witnessed. The ostrich also took off, at which point in time, I also saw a hare trying to get out of the way.
 Up to date, I suspect the hare being what the cheetah really was after. With the hare not being captured in this scene, it results in an image of which up to date people ask me whether it has been put together, … and oh yes, the ostrich decided to turn around and chase off the cheetah, also allowing the hare to get away.

Cheetah Hunt by Guy Dekelver

We found this cheetah hanging out in the crater, until all of the sudden it started showing interest in what seemed to be an ostrich. After some sneeking up, the cheetah started gathering speed, one of the most amazing things ever witnessed. The ostrich also took off, at which point in time, I also saw a hare trying to get out of the way.

Up to date, I suspect the hare being what the cheetah really was after. With the hare not being captured in this scene, it results in an image of which up to date people ask me whether it has been put together, … and oh yes, the ostrich decided to turn around and chase off the cheetah, also allowing the hare to get away.

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