Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center also known as Palawan Crocodile Farm and Nature Park is one of the most visited places in Palawan. It serves as the sanctuary of the Philippine crocodile that is endemic to the country. The farm has hundreds of baby crocodiles bred in captivity and place in a restricted incubation rooms for the newly born crocodiles. They also have a Nursery room filled with lizard-like creatures and two yearling pens that contains young crocodiles age one to three. There are two types of crocodiles in Palawan Crocodile Farm. The first kind is the fresh water crocodile and the second is the salt water crocodile. There are about 80% of the swamps and river in Palawan are still infested with small and big crocodile, so the people are always are warn to be careful before going into the rivers and seas.
Aside from crocodiles, the Park also takes care of other rare animals like ostriches, Palawan bearded Pig, Porcupine, Binturong, Palawan Mynah, Palawan Hornbill, Philippines Cockatoo, Philippines forest Turtles, serpent Eagle, Blue Naped parrot, Macaques and the endemic to the island of Palawan like Bear Cat. When you step on the entrance hall of the park, you can see a signage of the Palawan Wildlife and Conservation Centre and a mini reservoir for the park. For only 40 pesos entrance fee, you can have a quick tour with the through the area where crocodiles are.
Inside the museum, one can see a huge skeleton of the largest ever salt water crocodile that was captured in the early 90’s. It has the length of about 5 meters from the nose to the tip of the tail. You can also see the skeleton of a Sperm Whale display near the crocodile casing. It was found on the shores of Puerto Princesa long time ago.
Going to the Crocodiles Hatchling House, you can see crocodiles segregated into different levels of maturity from egg to few years old. The hatchling house has a secure main walk way where visitors are allowed to pass through the building. After the tour, Visitors will surely enjoy watching crocodiles and allowed to have picture taken with young crocodiles with its mouth tied up.
How to get there
Palawan Crocodile Farm is located near the city centre of Puerto princesa. It will take approximately 30 minutes travel time by land using a public jeepney, minicabs or tricycle.