Braving the wild rapids of the Upper Davao River is something I always dreamed of doing. I have tried tubing and river rafting in the other parts of island but never in my own city of Davao. Thus, when I had the chance doing it for the first time in the city where I lived, I could hardly contain my excitement. Thanks to Davao Wildwater Adventure, this long time dream was made possible.
If you’re killing time in Davao City, south of the Philippines, and would prefer somewhere that isn’t too far from the city center, visiting Davao Crocodile Farm would be an interesting option. This is the city’s answer to a “zoo”. Unlike Puerto Princesa’s Crocodile Farm, this recreational park is home to a variety of animals, it even has a tiger.
It took owner Mr. Philip Dizon 10 years to develop the animal farm into what it is now after it received its city accreditation in 1995. It officially opened in August 2005. Located along the Diversion Road in Ma-a, in a compound called Riverfront Corporate City, the farm functions more like a leisure park than a zoo. The surrounding area has restaurants and shops, as well as a butterfly farm in the vicinity.
In my desire to help boost Philippines tourism industry, especially Davao City, I planned of visiting the key tourist destinations in my hometown Davao City to share it to the world. And so to start, let’s first get into the wild at Davao Crocodile Park.
Davao Crocodile Park was considered as one of the key tourist destination in Davao City as it features various exotic animals such as monkeys, snakes, birds, bearcats, tigers, various type of reptiles with of course Crocodiles. It is where you can learn and enjoy the rich flora and fauna of Davao City.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – How quickly people forget.
The celebrity of Lolong, the world’s largest crocodile held in captivity, has apparently faded, with its frozen remains unclaimed after five months in storage at the Davao Crocodile Park.
After the 6.12-meter saltwater crocodile died in its pen in Consuelo village in Bunawan town last February, there were plans for the preservation of its remains, to be placed inside a museum in the town.
Despite plans for a joint undertaking between the local government of Bunawan and the National Museum for the preservation of the remains, the reptile has been kept for five months inside two freezers at the Davao Crocodile Park, with its head separate from its body.
With the death of ‘Lolong,’ a 20-feet, 3-inch long crocodile, ‘Pangil,’ an 18-feet saltwater crocodile, is now the biggest crocodile in captivity in the country. ‘Pangil’ can be seen at the Davao Crocodile Park in Davao City.