Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
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A breeding place for Philippine Crocodiles and home to some endangered animals in the Philippines. Tourist can pet and cuddle baby crocodiles there.
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Lisa C
10 contributions
Dec 2022
I'm just sad to see that the animals are not being looked after very well. The surrounding are not inviting. The animal enclosures are dirty and dark. There is no information about the animals and there is also no signage of directions. We were just guessing the walkways.
Written 14 January 2023
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Tabby
162 contributions
Dec 2022
I was quite upset with this tour for the following reasons:

1. They tell us that stress shortens the lifespan of the crocodiles, yet they allow the tourists to handle young crocodiles with taped snouts (which is their cooling mechanism) for photo opportunities. One tourist even dropped a juvenile crocodile during our trip. Can they just change their fund raising activity into one that won't disturb the crocodiles such as scheduled feeding or night time viewing (since crocodiles are nocturnal).

2. They showed us the hatchery which housed crocodiles up to five years old. Then they told us that the three to five year old crocodiles get sent to other farms for commercial purposes (eg. to make bags). When I saw how small a five year old juvenile was, I can't help but think of how many crocodile lives they take to make unnecessary luxuries for humans.

Good points of our trip:

1. Educational, guided tours available every 15 minutes from 8:30 to 11:45 am and 12:00 pm to 17:30 pm

2. Crocodiles are kept in clean enclosures and appear to be well-fed

3. Entrance fee is very cheap at 40 PHP (0.80 USD) per adult, and even cheaper for senior citizens and children
Written 19 December 2022
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Trumpboyer86
Singapore, Singapore629 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
It was a short tour where the guide give a 10-15mins tour, from the baby crocodile to largest crocodile in the center. The highlight is the end of the tour where you get to take photos with a baby crocodile with 60p (or more since it's for donation)
Written 19 November 2022
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,774 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
I stopped in here today on the city tour. It was quite interesting and the guide was nice with a cool dog following her around. It's cheap and you can see many baby crocodiles and large ones. Also there is a photo opportunity with a baby croc at the end for 60 pesos and some other cool animals to look at.
Written 13 August 2022
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Mon C
12 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
DIY city tour with our trusted trike driver Mark 09158356420. Highly recommended. Great savings. Knowledgeable trike driver Mark.
Written 30 April 2022
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Mari R
Puerto Princesa, Philippines6 contributions
Jun 2021
Interesting to learn about the animals here. Very educational and the tour didnt take too long. They offer a photo that you can buy at the end of your tour which was nice but i just took a snapshot from my phone lol
Written 29 June 2021
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
Dec 2019
Our first destination is the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center which is a home of not just crocodiles but other species such as birds, reptiles, and many others. This place is a research and rescue center for endangered species. We were welcomed outside with so many souvenir shops that sell crocodile balloons for kids and other colorful souvenir items. This place highlights huge crocs which are the Philippine Freshwater Crocodiles and the Saltwater Crocodiles. The tour starts in an exhibition hall where you’ll see a huge and long croc skeleton and its skin until you reach the hatchling area where baby crocs are located. There are a lot of baby crocs placed in white tubs where they’re being fed and kept. As you walked further, you’ll notice that the shape and size of these crocs grow further until you reach the den of adult crocs where you’ve to walk on an iron trail above the crocodiles where they’re caged and fed. At the end of the croc farm, you’ll be given a chance to hold a young croc and have a photoshoot, don’t worry as the mouth of the croc is sealed with tape. You have an option to have the photos printed out with a certain fee or ask them to take a photo of you using your camera or mobile phone.Afterward, you can walk at the back of the area where a mini zoo is located. The place looks a bit dingy which needs a lot of renovation. You’ll get to see aviaries of mynahs, parrots, and hornbills. Reptiles and other mammals are also being kept in captivity of this Nature Park, I didn’t go further as we were only given a limited time to tour around the area.
Written 16 November 2020
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Xoxo_Zay
7 contributions
Feb 2020
I enjoy talking to Palawan talking Myna's here. The crocodile in the area is scary but its nice to know a fact about them as well.
Written 12 March 2020
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Lodnikka
Road Town, Tortola30 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I was interested to see crocodiles, it was great to see baby-crocs and huge adults. 40 pesos ticket including short tour to see crocodiles. There is also a small animal park with birds, snakes and smaller animals. Park itself is quite rundown place. Really needs renovation.
Written 13 January 2020
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Jordy
Verwood, UK3 contributions
Jan 2020
Absolutely shocking sized enclosures for all the animals there. Barely enough room for the crocodiles to turn around, No natural habitat for them just a concrete bowl with some water in. Not enough room for the large birds to have a fly around. Considering the size of the plot there is a lot of wasted space that could be used for the animals
Written 9 January 2020
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