North Korean Ostrich Farm

North Korean Ostrich Farm


Built on the heels of a 1990s famine, the ostrich farm was a bold, expensive investment that the state hoped would help feed its people and provide goods to export. Years later, ostrich meat is the specialty at some of Pyongyang’s finest restaurants, but appears out of the reach of millions of hungry North Koreans.

Welcome to the North Korean ostrich farm – the latest and greatest tourist attraction to be opened up for foreign visitors to the DPRK.

North Korea Ostrich Farm

North Korea Ostrich Farm

Ostrich, it’s whats for dinner…….in North Korea.

North Korean Ostrich Farm Guide

North Korean Ostrich Farm Guide

Our local guide explains the wonders of North Korean ostrich husbandry.

North Korean Ostrich Farm Cameraman

“who is that?” we asked

“the cameraman” the guide answered

well yes, obviously, “but why has a cameraman been following us?”

“because we are very proud you have come to visit our ostrich farm! This footage will be archived in our museum and shown on national news.”

Jordan Harbinger, North Korean Ostrich Sausage Packer

Jordan Harbinger dons the proper attire for a tour of the ostrich product showcase.

Neil Strauss Examines North Korean Ostrich Sausage

Neil Strauss is a famous ostrich sausage connoisseur!

Everyone Loves North Korean Ostrich Sausage

Some girls just cant get enough ostrich sausage!

Everyone Loves North Korean Ostrich Sausage

North Korean ostrich sausage, need I say more?

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6 responses

  1. Great. I’ve seen ostrich on the menu occasionally. I can’t say that I have seen or heard about a farm. Is the winter weather too cold? Do they just house them inside? I think chickens are easier to raise. Come to think of it there is an estate on Long Island which has ostriches roaming in an enclosure. I don’t know what happens there in the winter, but they must survive somehow.

    December 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    • I’m having ostrich for dinner tonight here in South Africa! The article I link says that in winter they wear hand knit sweaters

      December 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm

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  4. George

    Hmmm is the guide allowed to carry the counterfeit designer notebook? I noticed that she was carrying the fake Gucci notebook in her hands.

    From what I understand, North Korea does not condone any form of capitalism such as lavishing on the fake designer brands for it is officially a socialist state. But I sincerely believe that under the skin, North Koreans have been secretly enjoying capitalist means in private, when they are not within the reach of security agents, based on various sources.

    April 1, 2012 at 9:04 am

  5. Good eye, I would think they really wouldn’t care a fake Gucci notebook doesn’t really challenge the Kim II-sung cult and that is what they care about above all – hell they don’t have a problem with printing out counterfeit US 100 dollar bills.

    April 1, 2012 at 11:41 am

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