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

Palawan Wildlife Rescue & Conservation Center

Crocodile Farm and Nature ParkFormerly and more popularly known as the Crocodile Farm and Nature Park, it serves now as the sanctuary of the Philippine Crocodile that is endemic to the country. The Philippine Crocodile is currently included in the endangered species list and the conservation center is making ways to increase the number of the species. Aside from crocodiles, the center takes care of other animals like ostriches and other endemic animals to the island of Palawan like the bearcat. Palawan Wildlife Rescue is located south of the Puerto Princesa City center about 30 minutes to the rural south of the city and is a few minutes from the Iwahig Penal Farm. At the entrance of the park, a signage of the 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

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