Crocodile Farm at Puerto Princesa, Palawan


This week-end, we went to Puerto Princesa, Palawan to check out most of common tourist destination in the island. Among the first stops we made was at the Crocodile Farm which is being managed by the DENR in Puerto Princesa.

The farm is found near the city center of Puerto Princesa, about 20 to 30 minutes by land (usually minicabs or tricycle) down south. It is being maintained by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as a holding facility so a lot of animals here are also released into the wild or forest after they are rescued.

crocodile farm

This skeleton of a huge crocodile is the largest ever that was captured in the 90’s. It has a length of about 5 meters from the nose to the tip of the tail and was discovered to have eaten half a body of a human. It later died in captivity.

crocodile palawan

The farm has hundreds of baby crocodiles bred in captivity and placed in batches inside a huge tub and fed twice a week. They are then transferred into a bigger pool when they grow up to a mature size.

palawan crocodile

There are two types of crocodiles in Palawan. The first kind is the freshwater crocodile and the second is the saltwater crocodile. About 80% of the swamps and rivers in Palawan are still infested with crocodiles so people needs to be very careful before going into these areas.

crocodile farm palawan

There’s a short tour inside the farm with a small fee of Php25 per person when visiting the place. Visitors are also allowed to have their pictures taken with a baby crocodile (about 1 meter long) with its mouth tied up.

This post has been viewed 10327 times by 2264 visitors.

admin

Admin is the resident content writer at Philippine Travel Blog. You can like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get regular updates.

More Posts - Website

  • http://baybayinalive.blogspot.com/ perla

    I would like to use your baby buwaya pic for a coming blogpost. I will give your site credit and link to this page.

    Thanks!

  • danilo

    Great Day!!!. Im Danilo. I would like to invite you to our beach resort and hotels..We offer a BIG PROMOTION with full of packages and benefits.
    CANYON COVE IS ABSOLUTE PARADISE… IT IS CONSIDERED AS THE BORACAY OF THE SOUTH.
    IT HAS INFINITY POOL ONE OF THE LARGEST POOL IN THE COUNTRY . IT IS A WHITE SAND BEACH RESORT
    CANYON COVE “IT AWAITS YOU!!!” AN EXTRAORDINARY BEACH RESORT
    For only P7500you can have free (2) certificate overnight stay to our superior hotel room superior , good for 3 adults free breakfast for 2 persons and free swimming to our pool and beach resort.Valid on Sundays to Thursdays. It can also accommodate up to 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children for an overnight stay in 2 superior room using the 2 complimentary certificate. (1) Certificate for buffet lunch for one person. Valid on Saturdays and Sundays You can also have additional benefits like (3) free certificate for pool side cabana. (5) Certificates for Day tour and BIG DISCOUNTS On the Membership Card ……….IT IS NEAR TALI BEACH and PUNTA FUEGO
    The membership card will last until next year August 2012. It is also renewable and transferable .. for more info txt me at 09487209451 and send me your landline or cellphone no# and i will the one who responsible for your booking.. or email me at [email protected]. And i can send you pictures of paradise.
    We also invite you to CANYON WOODS ” WHERE LIFE IS A BLISS” this is also an extraordinary resort in Tagaytay. We also have a promotion for the membership card + PACKAGE.
    Other Hotels that have promotion
    Baguio supreme hotel
    Linden Suites
    Hyatt hotel
    Microtel
    HOTEL SOFFIA BORACAY
    For more info just txt me or email me Thank u
    . ROOMS:
    • Two (2) Complimentary certificates at a Superior Room with set breakfast for two persons. Room is good for two adults with 2 children below 12 yrs of age OR 3 adults. Excess person or child is at P800 sharing the same room. Valid only from Sundays to Thursdays bookings.
    • A 20% discount on room rates based on published rates during Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays. Membership card has to be presented upon check in to avail of the discount.
    • A 30% discount on room rates based on published rates from Sundays to Thursdays check in excluding holidays. Membership card has to be presented upon check in to avail of the discount.
    II. RESTAURANTS AND BANQUETS:
    • A 20% discount on total food and beverage bill for 1 to 10 people dining. Membership card has to be presented.
    • A 10% discount on total food and beverage bill for 10 and up number of persons dining.
    • One (1) Complimentary certificate for a welcome drink for one person. Valid at the Resort’s restaurant. Limited to non-alcoholic drinks and one certificate per table.
    • One (1) Complimentary certificate for a buffet lunch for one person, with a group of 5 persons dining. Valid on Saturdays and Sundays buffet lunch only.
    • Two (2) Certificates for a P5,000 discount voucher to be used in any function bookings with a revenue of P75,000. One certificate per function and has to be surrendered prior to final arrangements and payments.
    III. FACILITIES:
    • Three (3) certificates for FREE use of Cabana for a Day Tour. Only one certificate may be used per visit.
    • Five (5) certificates for complimentary Day Tour for one person. Can be used all at one given day.
    • A 20% discount on Day Tour fees, valid for a maximum of 5 persons only. Day Tour fees at P800 per person which includes P300 food & beverage consumables at the restaurant.
    • A 20% discount on Sports facilities and services.
    HOPE YOU LIKE IT!!!!

  • Jhing

    What time does the farm open/close? thanks…

  • http://focuscds.com kristine

    Hi! I also enjoyed the crocodile farm experience! My kids and I are putting it on a website we are building. However, we did not get a good photo of the croc’s skeleton and I was wondering if it’s okay for us to use your picture here. Please say yes….

  • Denmark

    i would like to ask how to go to all the parks and beaches in Palwan once u arrived at puertoprincessa, is their anything to know about how to get one stop to another location pls help
    ty
    denmark

  • http://www.semidoppel.com Semidoppel

    wow naman ganda naman jan

  • Pingback: What farm animals make good pets, and why? | Pet Animals

  • Pingback: Crocodile Farm at Puerto Princesa, Palawan | Philippine Travel …