Hearing about an ostrich farm in Finland is one thing – but spotting an ostrich in Helsinki is another…

Helsinki's only life-sized ostrich model... Keep an eye open for it if you are on the train leaving from Rautatieasema.

Helsinki’s only life-sized ostrich model… Keep an eye open for it if you are on the train leaving from Rautatieasema.

The first time I saw the life-sized ostrich model on the side of the railway tracks (between the central railway station and Pasila station) it took me a few seconds to realize that it was not real – needless to say I got quite a surprise! What I still need to figure out is why it is located within a dog park?