Want to see and witness the beauty that feed the eyes of the tourist that could probably forget the rough road after seeing such “Big Birds” and “Crocs” in a farm? Well, it’s absolutely amazing to be at the heart of Opol, at Barangay Malanang, Opol Misamis Oriental in Cagayan de Oro City, where the Philippine Ostrich and Crocodile Farm Inc. is located.
In some way, in this captured photo it shows that ostrich do really know how to entertain their visitors. They allow not that their visitors will get bored. Probably, ostrich knows how to pose. Indeed, they know how to interact with their visitor.
Holding a baby ostrich is like holding a chicken. It’s a baby ostrich just a little bit bigger than that of the chicken though. I have this strong fighting spirit in holding such, since I just think of it as a chicken instead of an ostrich, in order for me to overcome my fear.
Additional attraction in the farm is the presence of the peacocks, they are known for their iridescent tails. These tail feathers spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the bird’s total body length and boast colorful “eye” markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues.
It is amazing when it comes to playing with the egg of an ostrich! It’s unbreakable; it’s hard and strong.
Sheep will go along with you to tour around the farm.
It was established way back in the year 1996 by the father, Engr. Lorenzo U. Limketkai, and son, Heintje Limketkai. It was Heintje then who took long month in training ostrich farming in Australia. The original ostrich came from Australia, Texas and United States. Years through years, it was best known to be the popular destinantion in Opol wherein it attracts the tourist visiting.
One of Cagayan de Oro’s tourist spot, that is worth visiting for is the Ostrich and Crocodile Farm in Opol.
So, what are waiting for, visit Philippine Ostrich and Crocodile Farm. The only Ostrich farm in Opol Misamis Oriental.
How to get there:
- Ride any jeepney bound to Opol then tell the driver to drop you off to
- Ride a single motor (20pesos each person) to the farm which is 5-10minutes