- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Ride an Ostrich
Ostrich riding is a topic that hasn’t received a lot of publicity in the world of tourism, but is gaining increasing attention among travel bloggers. Evie Button looks at how this tourist attraction could be affecting the welfare of both the tourists and the ostriches involved.
Ostrich riding may not be the first idea that springs to mind when you consider what you could do on holiday, but recently ostrich farms have become increasingly popular with tourists as they provide the opportunity to see the world’s largest living bird up close and personal. Ostriches have long been farmed all over the world for their feathers, meat and skin, but ostrich riding only really thrives as a major tourist attraction in South Africa. The sport of amateur ostrich racing is also relatively popular in America and particularly Chandler, Arizona where a 3 day Ostrich Festival is held every year.