The cute, curious ostriches of the Brioni National Park, Istria, Croatia

One of the best laughs I had during my trip to Istria in Croatia was taking videos of the ostriches at the Safari Park on the Brijuni/Brioni Islands National Park. Everything in Istria is written in Croatian and Italian which can be a bit confusing.The Brioni National Park comprises of fourteen islands and is reached by ferry from the town of Fazana.

The ostriches were so curious that it looked as though they might grab your camera from your hands. It was hard to take a video of them as they were pretty jerky movers.

The main island was the favourite haunt of the Yugoslavan ruler Tito and most of the other animals in the Safari Park were gifts from fellow members of Non Aligned Movement. However there has been an ostrich farm on the island since 1910, so I guess that the ostriches are pretty used to humans.

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Hello, I’m Karen Bryan, I created Europe a la Carte in 2002 to highlight the best places to visit in Europe with travel tips, photos and no fluff reviews.

I’m also an artist; my artworks are often inspired by my travels