Crocodile Park – An Introduction
Crocodile Park, where you can see a saltwater crocodile at close range and where the butterfly house that this island vacations buff had visited is also located, has become one of the popular tourist spots nowadays especially with the recent capture of the largest crocodile in the world in the town of Bunawan within the vicinity of Agusan Marsh in Mindanao Island, Philippines. Hence, in one of my trips to Davao City, I made sure to have a spare time to visit the Davao Crocodile Park situated at the Diversion Road in Barangay Maa.
Crocodile Park – My Close Encounter Crocodiles In Captivity
Before proceeding to the butterfly house, I took time to stroll at the Crocodile Park cum mini zoo. After paying the PhP 150.00 entrance fee, I, my wife, my friend Ben Togonon and our driver Jonel had entered the spot and this signage had greeted us . . .
The inquisitive and investigative mind in me had really came out as I took the opportunity to dig deeper into the life cycle of saltwater crocodiles. My steps had brought me then to this part of the Park . . .
In my search for the next life cycle stage, I stumbled upon this area . . .
My next stop were the pens intended for juveniles. . .
The young adults are then called Sub-Adult Breeders . . .
As I walked further, I chanced upon this area . . .
And, finally, I found the largest ones in the park . . .
A further stroll led me to the mini-zoo housing exotic birds as well as the Ostrich Farm . . .
And the visit was capped with a pose for posterity . . .
Crocodile Park – Final Thoughts
Movies portraying crocodiles as villains devouring the flesh of humans in a split second attack had really shaped up my mind about the animals as ferocious creatures. My perception about them had dramatically changed after watching over a thrill seeker Crocodile Wrestling Show in Bangkok, Thailand. But nothing beats my visit to the Crocodile Park in Davao City as my full appreciation of their life cycle had made me endeared to the animals I once feared most.