Lake Lagbangan in San Antonio

Lagbangan Lake San Antonio Northern Samar Ecological Tourist Destination Island Beach Crocodile Wildlife Pond House Visit Tour Package Boat Rental Swimming Death Aquatic Fishing Barangay History Info Lagbangan Lake is located on San Antonio Island in Northern Samar Province. Lagbangan Lake was declared as an Ecological Tourist destination by the Philippine government in 2008. The San Antonio island is one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. You can ride a boat from the mainland to the isle, visiting Lagbangan Lake; A small house is located at the center of the lake. Crocodiles can be seen swimming in the lake. Continue reading

The Philippine Crocodile

Philippine Crocodile Crocodylus mindorensis Saltwater porosus Freshwater Crocs Population Habitat Death Species Location Meat Size LengthThe Philippine crocodile is one of the twenty three species of crocodilians (Crocodiles, Alligators and Gharials) in the World. It is a medium-sized freshwater crocodilian. The Philippine crocodile is endemic to the Philippine islands, which means it is not found anywhere else in the World. Its closest relative is the New Guinea Crocodile (Crocodylus novaeguineae) of which it was long thought to be a sub-species. There are two species of crocodiles in the Philippines: in addition to the endemic Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) there is also the Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). The Philippine crocodile is now very rare and its wild population is extremely limited both in distribution and population size. Probably the only localities with viable sub-populations are found in Ligawasan Marsh in Southwestern Mindanao, the foothills of the Northern Sierra Madre in Continue reading

Crocodile Sanctuary in Isabela

Philippine CrocodileSan Mariano houses a gallery of spectacles ranging from its flora and fauna to the diverse river systems and waterfall formations. The Philippine Crocodile, a critically endangered species, can be found throughout the length of the river and creeks of San Mariano. Most of the conservation efforts focus on the municipality of San Mariano in Isabela Province, where three distinct crocodile breeding areas have been identified with a total minimum population of 31 non-hatchling crocodiles in 2003. San Mariano covers a large upland area from the foothills to the peaks of the Northern Sierra Madre Mountains. A former logging town, many of its inhabitants are recent immigrants who were employed by logging companies and stayed when commercial logging was banned in the early 1990s. Continue reading

Davao Crocodile Park

Davao Crocodile ParkThe Davao Crocodile Park is an establishment that showcases a ‘state of the art’ crocodile farming system in the Philippines. It has the most recent crocodile farm design equipped with modern facilities and equipments. The presence of other exotic animal species like raptors, monkeys, bearcats, snakes, birds, and other reptiles makes it one of the most desired tourist destinations in Davao. Considered as one of the finest tourist attractions in Davao, Philippines, Davao Crocodile Park boasts thousands of its self-nurtured Crocodiles as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is a home to the tamed wildlife beasts which are nourished and given world-class care. Davao Crocodile Park boasts its one of a kind zoo which housed different animals such as crocodiles, birds, snakes, monkeys among many others. Continue reading

Crocodile Island in Boracay

Crocodile Island Scuba DivingCrocodile Island is a small uninhabited island that resembles the head of a crocodile. It is regarded as one of the best dive sites of Boracay. The island is located near Boracay Island and is about fifteen minutes away from White Beach. Currents can be fierce except at slack tide, which makes for a beautiful collection of corals. It is a gently sloping wall with several canyons and caves containing a wide diversity of fish. Snorkeling at Crocodile Island in Boracay has been popular with tourists since the island became well known during the 1980s. As soon as the beauty of the island became known, people began exploring it. It was only natural that the underwater scenery became the object of much exploration. Early on, snorkeling would become a hit, and remains to this day. Continue reading

Kitsie’s Crocodiles Nature Park in Botolan

Kitsies Crocodiles ParkKitsie’s Crocodiles is a Nature Park dedicated to the care of endangered species of animals found in the Philippines, particularly crocodilians. It nurtures and cares for Crocodylus mindorensis, a freshwater Philippine crocodile, and for Crocodylus porosus, a saltwater crocodilian commonly found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and many countries of Asia. Aside from crocodiles, the Park at the moment also cares for civet cats and reptiles (including pythons, iguanas, and monitor lizards). It also maintains a small aviary that includes lovebirds, parakeets, parrots, pigeons and hawks. All these animals are housed separately in suitable ponds or cages, with efforts to simulate aspects of their habitat that can be replicated in captivity. Continue reading

Bunawan Eco-Park

Bunawan Ecopark CaragaThe municipality of Bunawan is located at the southeastern side of the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur. Known as the “Gateway to the Great Agusan Marsh”, the municipality is also famous for housing the largest crocodile in captivity – Lolong. The saltwater crocodile is a male Indo-Pacific and weighs a whopping 2,370 lbs and measures a length of 6.17 meters (20 feet 3 inches). Lolong was caught in a Bunawan creek in the province of Agusan del Sur last September 3, 2011. The creek was said to be part of Agusan Marsh. The success of the capture was due to the joint cooperation between the local government of Bunawan, local residents and some crocodile hunters from Palawan. The crocodile got its name from Mr. Ernesto “Lolong” Goloran Cañete, one of the veteran crocodile hunters from the Palawan Crocodile and Continue reading