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Information about Crocodile Farm

4.1
1684 Google reviews
Type
Zoo
Location
Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours
08:00 - 17:00
Distance From City Center
5.8 km
Family Friendly
No
Average rating
4.1
Number of reviews
1684

Crocodile Farm

Crocodile Farm in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

The Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, also known as the Crocodile Farm and Nature Park, is a popular tourist attraction in Puerto Princesa. The Crocodile Farm is operated and managed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Founded initially as Crocodile Farm Institute in 1987 in cooperation with Japan International Cooperative Agency or JICA, its primary objective was to conserve two endangered crocodile species: Crocodilus porosus (freshwater crocs) and Crocodilus mindorensis (saltwater crocs.) Another goal of the institute was to introduce crocodile farming technology to equip our Filipino farmers with an alternative means of livelihood. 

However, things didn’t pan out well for the institute. But instead of shutting down its operations, it diverted its focus and direction. Hence, the Crocodile Farm and Nature Park were born.

 

How to get here:

Located on National Road, Barangay Irawan, 9-kilometers south of Puerto Princesa, the Crocodile Farm and Nature Park is about thirty to forty-minutes drive from the city proper. 

Ride a multicab from the town of Puerto Princesa City to Irawan. Tell the driver to let you know if you're already at the Crocodile Farm. Fare is depending on where you come from in the proper area. Guided tours that include Crocodile Farm as one of its attractions are also highly recommended.

 

Entrance fee:

There is a minimal fee to enter the park, which is 70 pesos. Tourists are strongly advised to follow the farm rules at all times to ensure safety.

 

The best month to visit:

It is an all-year-round destination. Crocodile Farm has scheduled guided tours that start in the morning. Before entering the park for the guided tour, guests can roam around and take photos in the waiting area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Crocodile Farm famous for?

It is a research center for conservation and further studies of Palawan’s endangered species, including crocodiles. It’s also home now to endangered species confiscated from wildlife traffickers and those that used to be household pets.

What can you do at Crocodile Farm?

There is an exhibit in the reception area where they showcase different interesting crocodile artifacts and other relics of endangered animals. Tourists visit the Hatchling House, where baby crocodiles are kept. Then they move towards the den where the adult crocodiles are. At the end of the guided tour, tourists have their photo taken while carrying a baby crocodile. Aside from crocodiles, tourists enjoy exploring the rest of the park and the mini zoo. 

What are some of the animals aside from crocodiles in the farm?

The zoo houses different endangered animals, some indigenous to Palawan, such as bearcats, eagles, bearded pigs, and myna birds.

Can you buy souvenirs on the farm?

There is a souvenir store on one side of the park where t-shirts and other merchandise are available.