Thursday, September 13, 2012

Camiguin: Ostrich Farm

by lakwatserong tatay

Right after our swimming time at Katibawasan Falls, Kuya Chris recommended to see the Ostrich Farm also known as Provincial Animal Breeding and Ostrich Production Center, located in the town of Mahinog, Camiguin. This farm is quite far from town proper and need time to travel, as far as i remember from Katibawasan Falls it was almost 30 minutes ride...whew....what a trip...medyo tuyo na buhok namin nito..^_^

The Ostrich Farm of Camiguin
Last time i've seen ostrich, if im not mistaken is when we had the chance to visit Baluarte in Vigan, when we're on Weekend Getaway Show as Weekend Warriors..namiss ko tuloy si Papa Drew and Crews...^_^ of the most memorable trip i've ever had...^_^

the smiling ostrich...^_^
Based from Columbia Encyclopedia...

Ostrich, common name for a large flightless bird (Struthio camelus) of Africa and parts of SW Asia, allied to the rhea, the emu and the extinct moa. It is the largest of living birds; some males reach a height of 8 ft (244 cm) and weigh from 200 to 300 lb (90-135 kg). The ostrich runs at great speed with wings outspread. The inner of the two toes on each foot is much the larger and bears most of the bird's weight. The ostrich kicks when angered and can inflict serious injury. In both sexes the head, neck, and thighs are bare or scantily feathered. The male is glossy black with beautiful long white plumes on the wings and tail. The female is a dull grayish brown. Usually the polygamous male has from two to six females in his flock. The cock scoops out a hollow for the eggs, which weigh nearly 3 lb (1.35 kg) each. One of the females incubates the eggs during the day, and the cock takes over at night. During the 19th-century vogue for ostrich plumes, farms were established in South Africa and later in North America, Australia, and Europe; after World War I fashions changed and the industry collapsed. Ostriches are classified in the phylum.

We stayed for almost 30 minutes, roamed around and had the chance to have photo opps when them, each one of us, thanks to Kuya Caretaker...hehehe...There where 3 to 4 cages if im not mistaken and had different sizes of Ostrichs, the cage below is the biggest one with more or less 15 Ostrich in captivity. The other cages usually goes with male and female Ostrich maybe used for breeding purposes.

There are other cages that only females ostrich are hanging around, maybe there just waiting there time to be in the cage where male and female ostrichs combine...or in short, there are both in adult development and ready for mating and breeding.

Aside from Ostrichs, there where cages used for very large pigs, used also for are some of them....two of the barako's where just sleeping on their cages...there where four to eight cages and we just visited two of them which is just along the way going to ostrichs cages...^_^

sino gusto lechon....^_^
Aside from from those two animals, there where also young cows and quite big numbers of ducks....^_^

One thing that i've noticed when we're there, there where just 2 or 3 persons that are taking care of this animals, so i just hope the next time i'll be there together with my kids, i would see more numbers of the caretakers likewise the animals that are in captivity and breeding program...^_^ But to sum it up, we had some fun while staying on the grounds of Ostrich Farm, photo opps and kidding aside with the large pigs..^_^ and just hope to see this next time that there will more animals in breeding....^_^ Hope the City Government of Camiguin would really focus on this farm...

Xplorerboyz @ Ostrich Farm, Camiguin
Lakwatserong Tatay was here...^_^
Done with the Ostrich Farm, and we will have another Island hopping and Walk to its Nature Park activity in Mantigue Island....^_^

This is part of our 6-Days Northern Mindanao Escapades. Visited and X-plored 4 Provinces: Misamis Oriental, Camiguin Island, Bukidnon and Lanao Del Norte. Our second stop is Camiguin Island , that is known as the "Island Born of Fire", the 2nd province of Northern Mindanao.

Food Trips:
Food finds: Camiguin's Unique Dessert : Kiping
Food finds: Vjandep Bakeshop : Camiguin's Famous Pastel

Pabua Cottages

Tours & Activities:
Having Fun at Sto. Niño Cold Spring Resort
Bura Soda Pool Resort
Walk to the Old Church Ruins
Trek to Walkway to the Old Volcano and Station of the Cross
Sunken Cemetery
Relaxation at Ardent Hot Spring Resort
A Glance with Katibawasan Falls
Camiguin's Ostrich Farm
Snorkeling at Giant Clams Sanctuary
Glimpse of Tanguines Lagoon

Island Hopping:
White Island
Mantigue Island


Anonymous said...

Pwede mainclude sa list to..

fifileigh said...

these poor animals need to be in a safe sanctuary, not a farm.

Asiong32 said...

excited na rin akong mameet ka sir.
just inform me ahead of time kung kelan kayo akyat ng baguio para makapagfile ako ng leave or swap schedule. i cant wait to show you around mt. cabuyao. see you soon!

lakwatserong tatay said...

@anonymous...pwedeng pwede po...^_^

lakwatserong tatay said...

@fifileigh...yes your kind a right, but i think there safe here in this farm..because they were used to be breed and multiply..^_^

lakwatserong tatay said...

@emil...yes sir konti nalang..siguro after manganak ni misis...sama ko kagad yun mga DHT groups ko...akyat kami diyan...^_^


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