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“Crocodiles, not alligators”

Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
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Half-Day City Tour from Puerto Princesa
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Owner description: A breeding place for Philippine Crocodiles and home to some endangered animals in the Philippines. Tourist can pet and cuddle baby crocodiles there.
Makati, Philippines
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Crocodiles, not alligators”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We got to see the largest crocodile in captivity. The guide will tell you the difference between an alligator and a crocodile. Kinda scary because they are HUGE! The center should have let us buy chicken and fed these crocs just like in Zoobic.

Visited August 2014
Thank Jocelyn V
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Marikina, Philippines
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“Ask Questions”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'd been here once before and at that time, I just went with the tour group listening to our guide. This visit, I made sure to ask questions and got to know a lot more fun facts about their care and management of the animals.

Visited July 2014
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Norwich, Connecticut
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“cocodiles and critters”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was part of the city tour excursion. When we arrived it was raining and it was very crowded. Basically this place is a crocodile farm with a small outside zoo for other animals. Because of time constraints we didn't walk around the outside " zoo " for very long. Our stay here mostly focused on the crocodiles. It was a decent " excursion " overall.

Visited April 2014
Thank beef1616
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Bournemouth UK
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Also includes the main attraction of the crocodile farm which is scary but very well presented and safe. Apparently they farm crocodiles for food and as the Philippine salt water crocodile is under threat as an endangered species it is protected in the wild. They are only used for breeding and nothing else, seems a nice life for some! The wildlife park was a little listless but it was raining and muddy in the very natural habitat of the park.

Visited June 2014
Thank HaitchJay
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Manila, Philippines
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“Get wild at Crocodile Farm, Puerto Princesa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

Philippine Wildlife Resource and Conservation Center or known before as Irawan Crocodile Farming Institute is the sanctuary of wildlife and mostly, crocodiles situated in Irawan, Palawan. In fact, two newest large crocodiles are dwelling in here today. These crocodiles were caught last February 13 and 14, 2012, wherein, the crocodile names were derived; “Valentino” and “Valentina”. Valentino is 16 feet long while Valentina is 10 feet long.

Valentina is almost half as large as “Lolong”, the official largest crocodile in captivity as recorded in Guinness book of record. Lolong is 20 feet, 3 inches long captured in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, Philippines on September 3, 2011. Lolong is named after Ernesto "Lolong" Goloran Cañete, one of the veteran crocodile hunters from the Palawan Crocodile and Wildlife Reservation Center who led the hunt.

Crocodile Farm Palawan is preserving wild life such as these crocodiles. They are nurturing these kinds of animals with the proper habitat and balance food and environment. They are concern with the conservation of rarely found and endangered species. Crocodile Farm Palawan helps the natural repopulation of animals, especially crocodiles.

Upon entering the Crocodile farm, you will see a museum-like area where a huge skeletal bone crocodile measuring 17 feet long is displayed.
Crocodile Farm Palawan is not only for crocodiles! It is also a Nature Park too. Actually, this is my second time to see this place. Three years ago, I was able to explore the whole place where they are preserving the wild life. The nature park seems to be a virgin forest. There are giraffe, bearcats, Ostrich and different kinds of birds such as Kalaw and many more.
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Visited December 2013
Thank Sassy Z
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