Children exploring Jelita Ostrich Farm, Seremban

Feeding the pretty goats there
We've been to Jelita Ostrich Farm in Seremban twice in 2010, and both times we loved it. What I like about it is that it is huge with acres of green green grass. If you book ahead, they'll provide a tour guide who'll take you on an educational tour, all about ostriches. For instance, I learned that a male ostrich has a red line on its beak, as if wearing lipstick; and that ostriches are the only birds with only 2 toes (and Emu has 3).
They've also got ostriches of different ages, and of course my girls went oooh and aaahhs over the baby ostriches. :)

On a non crowded day, one may choose to ride an ostrich. Children must be always held by an adult as a tumble from an ostrich can be nasty! Though I felt uncomfortable about riding an ostrich, I gave it a shot since I was dared.  Well, they taught me how to balance on an ostrich, which is to hang on to the feathers and sit really way back on the ostrich, slouching forward, then balance. This went against my instinct which was to sit close to the ostrich's neck to avoid falling off the back. was quite a ride!
If you go on a crowded day, they'll just put people off and on the ostrich just for photo shoot. (poor ostrich I know..)
Finally, if you do go, go early in the morning as it can get very hot. They also sell Ostrich Satay, omelet and other skin care and health products, all derived from the ostrich in some way.

Testing the strength of Ostrich Eggs. However, the guide said, there's no guarantee the eggs will not break.

Feeding baby Ostrich. Be careful though, once an adult ostrich started running towards Lil Jo, who panicked a little. (hehe..) And yeah, standing among the tall ostriches  had me imagining for a moment that I was among dinosaurs!

Helping dd onto an ostrich before riding round the ring

Collecting cert after the ride

Entrance fee: Adult (RM8), Child (RM6)
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm

Jelita Ostrich Farm.
Lot 1504, Batu 6, Mukim Pantai, Jalan Jelebu,, 71770 Seremban, Malaysia

Tel : 06-767 0707

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