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Behind Crockie’s teeth, a visit at Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center


Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center is located at National Road, Brgy. Irawan, south of Puerto Princesa, about 30-40 minutes from the city proper, formerly known as Crocodile Farming Institute. It was established in 1987 with the help of the Japan International Cooperative Agency.

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“The skeleton and the skin of a huge sea water crocodile which according to the tour guide swallowed a fisherman”
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“Closer look on the croc’s skin”
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“Baby crocodiles at the hatchling house, the crocodile are segregated into different levels of maturity from egg to a few months old.”
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“Did you know that many large crocodilians swallow stones (called gastroliths or stomach stones) which may act as ballast to balance their body or assist in crushing food.”

Palawan Wildlife also displays several mammals, birds, and other reptiles at Nature Park

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“Warthog Pumba posing for my camera :)”
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“Palawan BearCat or the Binturong (Arctictis binturong)”
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“Parrots lining up for their photoshoot”
FAQ: Crocodile embryos do not have sex chromosomes, and unlike humans sex is not determined genetically. Sex is determined by temperature, with males produced at around 31.6 °C (89 °F), and females produced at slightly lower and higher temperatures. The average incubation period is around 80 days, and also is dependent upon temperature.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodile

How to get here?

The Crocodile Farm is actually a part of Puerto Princesa City Tour.
From the town proper of Puerto Princesa City, ride a multicab that is going to Irawan. Tell the driver to drop you off at the Crocodile Farm. Fare would be around 15 to 20 Pesos, depending where you are coming from the Town Proper. Travel Time is approximately 20 minutes.

From the gate of the Crocodile Farm walk around 150 meters to the Police Checkpoint. That’s where the Irawan Multicabs wait for passengers going to the Town Proper of Puerto Princesa City. Fare is around 15 to 20 Pesos, depending on where you going to the Town Proper of Puerto Princesa. Travel Time is approximately 20 minutes.

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