The Dramatic ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ Between The Ostrich And The Clouded Leopard

The African ostrich is a running bird native to Africa. It is the only living species of Struthionidae and the genus Struthio. They are very different in shape, with long necks and legs, and have a flip speed of up to 65 km/h. Ostriches are considered the most significant living and farmed birds in the world. When ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛᴇɴᴇᴅ, the ostrich will either hide by lying flat against the ground or run away. If cornered, it can ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ with a kick of its powerful legs. Mᴀᴛɪɴɢ patterns differ by geographical region, but territorial males fight for a harem of two to seven females.

The clouded leopard, or cloud leopard, is a medium-sized cat in the Cat family, 60 to 110 cm long and weighing about 11 – 20 kg. Their feathers are brown or tawny, with large elliptical “flowers” spots, irregular shapes, and dark edges that look like clouds, hence the scientific name and some foreign languages referring to “clouds.”

Initially, an ostrich with black and white feathers came into the sight of clouded leopard. But when they start to ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ chase, the target is changed. Their original target ran too fast, while another ostrich with gray feathers ran slower.

So The clouded leopard swarm switched its target to this second prey. In addition to the jaguars, other carnivores, including lions and hyenas, are engaged in this ʜᴜɴᴛ. They may be looking for an opportune moment to sᴛʀɪᴋᴇ.

Although possessing a body twice as big as a jaguar, many times the height and long muscular legs, the gray ostrich was still forced to give up when being chased by three clouded leopard. Hᴜɴᴛᴇʀs quickly take down large prey.

Here is the dramatic ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ between The clouded leopard and the ostrich:

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