Ostrich hugs on offer at Belgian animal rescue farm

March 11, 2024

KALMTHOUT, Belgium -- Ostriches are normally territorial and aggressive birds best approached with caution, but at a Belgian animal rescue farm, the hand-reared birds are so gentle they will cuddle with visitors. At the Passiehoeve animal rescue farm in Kalmthout, visitors can sit on a blanket in an enclosure where some of the ostriches will approach, sit, and rest their long necks on human shoulders. Most come from shelters or are brought by animal rescue services. Belgian Wendy Adriaens, the founder of De Passiehoeve, an animal rescue farm where animals support people with autism, depression, anxiety, or drug problems, offers a hug to Blondie, a 6-year-old female ostrich at Passiehoeve farm, in Kalmthout, Belgium March 8, 2024. Belgian Wendy Adriaens, the founder of De Passiehoeve, an animal rescue farm where animals support people with autism, depression, anxiety, or drug problems, offers a hug to Pinot and another male ostrich, both 10-month-old, at Passiehoeve farm, in Kalmthout, Belgium March 8, 2024.

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