Do ostriches have predators?
The predators that ostriches have usually go after the eggs for food. These would include vultures, mongoose and jackals. As the ostriches grows, they gain other predators such as hyenas, cheetahs, lions, African wild dogs and leopards.
There was selective pressure on the ability to outrun, versus outfly, predators. Ostriches cannot fly, but they can run very fast, up to 60 mph in a sprint. Also, their legs are very powerful and they have razor-sharp talons on the end of their toes that they can use to eviscerate an attacking predator.