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Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

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Address: Palawan Philippines, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Description: A breeding place for Philippine Crocodiles and home to some endangered...
A breeding place for Philippine Crocodiles and home to some endangered animals in the Philippines. Tourist can pet and cuddle baby crocodiles there.
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A bit run down

This place was about 20 minutes drive away from the city center. I visited this place as part of a half day city tour. There are many crocodiles and a few wildlife specific to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This place was about 20 minutes drive away from the city center. I visited this place as part of a half day city tour. There are many crocodiles and a few wildlife specific to Palawan. There was an encloser that was packed full of medium sized crocs, with no space and very little water. The other enclosers needed cleaning as... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The place is around 20 minutes away from the city but is accessible via tricycles that ply the city. There's a payment of 40 pesos (1 usd) per person and the tour happens every 30 minutes. It was a short tour showing the crocodile babies and the bigger ones, it ends with an opportunity to take photos holding crocodiles. Photos... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Yes there were lots of crocodiles but in small concrete enclosures. I didn't get why this place is called a "wildlife rescue and conservation centre". It was crowded and a bit of a tourist trap.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Read the reviews we thought to give this a go. It is not, unfortunately, an eco/sustainable/rescue center for crocs. The place used to be called the crocodile farm. Mainly because the main part of this center is breeding crocs in small spaces for up to 5 years for selling to commercial markets for handbags and shoes. There is no doubt... More 

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Split, Croatia
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9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

i visited center as a part of city tour. yes, it is impressive to see how big crocs can be! world record croc comes from here. tour is quite short and last part taking photos with baby croc takes too long (and animal was visibly disturbed), so i walked behind to bird place and observed some really nice examples. after... More 

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Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The place certainly needs more up keeping, especially the botanical garden and the cages. Most of the cages are not clean, and not good environment for the animals. The crocodile farm seemed to be getting more of the attention. It is also good to know that this area is connected with the Japanese Gold of the second world war. I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Able to carry and kiss baby crocs. The park is huge I guess but we did not explore much due to limited time by the tour guide advice.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a must for nature lovers and conservationists. You get to appreciate the Philippines' indigenous fauna. Ask the staff how you can help in the conservation and preservation of our country's wildlife.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

it was an ok experience. there are little things i didn't like about the place but it also has its perks. like getting a small croc up your shoulders, have a pic taken and then bragging to your friends you teased death ;)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have been here many times before but in my last visit, I was a bit disappointed because I have observed that the tour was shorter. Also, I am not sure if the wildlife area is safe, because when we went there, the tourists found a large snake at the path walk. So yeah, be careful and always be mindful... More 

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