Crocodile Park – My Trip To The Saltwater Crocodile Farm in Davao City, Philippines

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 . . .

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A comely signage inside the Davao Crocodile Park

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 . . .

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The Nursery and Incubator Room. . .

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. . . With state-of-the-art incubators!

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The Nursery House . . .

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. . . With corresponding storage tanks.

In my search for the next life cycle stage, I stumbled upon this area . . .

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The yearlings . . . .

My next stop were the pens intended for juveniles. . .

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Juvenile Stage A creatures. . .

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Juvenile Stage B animals

The young adults are then called Sub-Adult Breeders . . .

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Sub-Adult Breeders . . .

As I walked further, I chanced upon this area . . .

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The Breeder B Pen . . .

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Hosting more mature breeders.

And, finally, I found the largest ones in the park . . .

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The Breeder C Crocodiles . . .

A further stroll led me to the mini-zoo housing exotic birds as well as the Ostrich Farm . . .

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The Victoria Crowned Pigeons . . .

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The imposing Ostrich Farm signage . . .

And the visit was capped with a pose for posterity . . .

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My good friend Ben Togonon, me and my wife ascertaining if our heights can match with that of the giant birds.

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.

4 comments

  1. I find the crocodile park in Davao is more attractive tourist destination rather than the one in palawan. I would love to get my feet on this place when I get to davao. Reading this post makes me wanna book a flight to davao now.

  2. Tagal ko nang naririnig ito but never really have the chance to squeeze it in my schedule. I should see it when I have the chance to go to Davao.

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