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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Davao Crocodile Park

The Davao Crocodile Park is a major tourist destination located at the Riverfront, Corporate City Diversion Highway, Ma-a, Davao City, and is about 15 to 30 minutes from downtown of the City. 

Not only does the Park provide entertainment to visitors as its share in the City's tourism effort, but also serve as a venue for educational tours, lectures for  public awareness, field laboratory for students in Biology, Zoology, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, as well as for wildlife animal enthusiasts, and conservation of crocodiles and other wildlife animals.

While the Park is not a full-pledged zoo for crocodiles, it however features other exotic animal species such as raptors, monkeys, bearcats, snakes, birds, and various reptiles, and is equipped with state-of-the-art crocodile farming system. It is also one of the few places in the City where one can learn and enjoy the rich flora and fauna of Davao City.

The Davao Crocodile Park is owned and operated by a group of businessmen headed by Mr. Sonny Dizon, a resident of Davao City. Mr. Dizon's fascination with saltwater and freshwater crocodiles gave birth to the first and only of its kind in Davao City, the Davao Crocodile Park on August 18, 2006.

There are several attractions in the Park, one of the major ones is "Pangil", the country’s second largest crocodile at 18 feet long. The word "Pangil" literally means "fangs". The Park features a show in the afternoon (4:00 to 4:30 PM) called "The Pangil Encounter", where caretakers enter the caged pond with a stick and probe Pangil, which prompts the giant reptile to move towards the stick, and kick its tail, splashing water to the viewing spectators.

Davao Crocodile Park Show Schedule

Monday to Sunday 

9:00 AM -11:00 AM - Animal Petting (Reptiles and Raptors)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Animal Petting (Reptiles and Mammals)

Friday to Sunday : Animal Shows (PM)

3:15 - 3:30 - Crocodile Dancing
3:30 - 4:00 - Tightrope Walker and Stunts
4:00 - 4:30 - Pangil Encounter
4:30 - 4:45 - Crocodile Frenzy
4:45 - 5:00 - Crocodile Feeding


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