Fast Facts: Ostrich (Part 3)

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope!

I’m Carl Kerby. Today, I am going to tell you about the ostrich’s most beautiful feature – its big brown eyes. I am not kidding – at 2 inches in diameter, the ostrich holds the record for the largest eyes of any land vertebrate. And yes, their eyes are bigger than their walnut -sized brain!

Using their tall height, long periscope-like necks, and huge eyes which are surrounded by long, dark lashes, they easily scan the savannah to spot predators. Their eyesight is so keen, it allows them to see almost 2 miles away during the day and a third of a mile at night.  

They use their accurate vison to see, in color, anything that gleams or shimmers. They are very inquisitive of the world around them.

Check back with us soon as we discover more about the ostrich on Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope and until then … stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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