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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Irawan Crocodile Farm and Nature Park: Our Puerto Princesa City Tour (Urban Tour) Tenth Stop

A substantial time of our Puerto Princesa City Tour (Urban Tour) was spent at the Irawan Crocodile Farm and Nature Park.

irawan crocodile farm and nature park
We purchased our entrance ticket as soon as we arrived. 

irawan crocodile farm and nature park
Since the secure is every 30 minutes, there is an expected idle time.

irawan crocodile farm and nature park
But, waiting is not a problem as you can ram about and buy crocodile souvenirs like stuff toys and T-shirts or try the crocodile dishes at Jam's Canteen.

irawan crocodile farm and nature park
Soon enough, we were called for the tour.  We entered into a building with a huge crocodile skin hanged on its wall.  The bone of the crocodile is encased in a glass display.  It is one of the largest crocodiles ever found in the Palawan.

crocodile farm and nature park

crocodile farm and nature park
On the other hand, the bones of the Sperm Whale was just laid on the floor.  I wonder how this is preserved in this state.

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There are informative maps and more.

crocodile farm and nature park
This is a weird colorful art mimicking a crocodile skin.

crocodile farm and nature park
This shows the awards they've earned.

crocodile farm and nature park
We were soon let to a well-ventilated roofed structure with lots of tubs.  

crocodile farm and nature park

crocodile farm and nature park
The tubs are filled with two types of crocodiles: Saltwater Crocodile/Indo Pacific Crocodile and the Philippine Freshwater/Mindoro Crocodile.  I honestly thought that these two types are different in terms of appearance but upon viewing them, I really can't distinguish one from the other.

crocodile farm and nature park
 They were labels and segrated by age.  These are babies because they are only a few months old.

crocodile farm and nature park
Just a trivia to share. =)  I love these types of information.  In fact when I was a kid, I love reading child encyclopedias and until now I still read scientific books and magazines.

We were led to a heightened place so we had to glance down to see the adult crocodiles.  They look big, heavy and fierce.

crocodile farm and nature park
Their skin looks more rough and rocky than leatherette don't you agree?

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crocodile farm and nature park
After the Crocodile Farm Tour, you may exit or continue on to the Nature Park.  As the sign says, it is a haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts and that's us!

crocodile farm and nature park
That's fellow Travel Tripster Kurt so excited to explore that he left me. =(  I'm not sure if it was the heat of the fatigue from a long day but I think my fever worsened here and I got really weak and chilly.  As much as I wanted to take a photo, I couldn't as I sat every so often just to regain balance so thanks to Kurt for all the fabulous photos.  As shown by his photos, Kurt is one of the most passionate animal lover I have ever met.  He has a natural inclination towards animals and that goes both ways.  All our pets love him and he thought me to take care and breed them as well. 

I support their cause!

There are location maps all over the place so we were enticed to visit every specie there is.  Kurt led the way as I tried to catch up.

palawan hornbill
palawan hornbill
Palawan Hornbill


crested serpent eagle

crested serpent eagle
Crested Serpent Eagle
white bellied sea eagle
white bellied sea eagle
White Bellied Sea Eagle
blue naped parrot
Blue-naped Parrot

After the birds, there were furry creatures...

palawan bearcat

palawan bearcat

palawan bearcat
Palawan Bearcat
Kurt was quite amused with the Palawan Bearcat.  They were a bit shy and kept hiding in their shelter.  Kurt patiently waited for them to come out.

palawan bearcat
Palawan Bearcat
If you want a photo souvenir hugging the Palawan Bearcat, they have a photo booth by the hut nearby where you can pay 25 php per shot.


palawan bearded pig

palawan bearded pig
Palawann Bearded Pig
palawan porcupine
palawan porcupine
Palawan Porcupine
I was my first time to see a Palawan Porcupine.  Too bad this kept hiding.


irawan reptile house
Even though it was out of the way, we tried to visit the Reptile House which to our surprised was empty and deserted.  What a waste of energy. =(  Kurt helped me carry my bag as I was really feeling ill as we exited. 

Overall, we Travel Tripsters enjoyed our visit at Irawan Crocodile Farm and Nature Park.  This is our favorite among the Puerto Princesa City Tour (Urban Tour) destinations.

Crocodile Farm and Nature Park
Address Puerto Princesa South Road Brgy. Irawan, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Budget Per Person 20-40 Crocodile Farm and Nature Park Map
Payment Options Cash

Operating Hours Monday to Sunday:

8 am - 4:45 pm
Reservation Required No
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