A Male Ostrich
What Preys On Ostriches? Photo:Math Knight

What eats ostriches?

What do ostriches eat?

Ostriches are animals of the African plains, so they have to be on the lookout for most major African predators.

Lions and leopards are both predators of the ostrich. Hyenas and wild hunting dogs will also eat ostriches.

But all ostrich predators need to be very careful, because an adult ostrich can deliver a powerful kick with its strong legs!

As for what an ostrich eats, ostriches eat a variety of vegetation along with some insects.