Saturday, November 17, 2012

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.

Newly hatched crocs

The Davao Crocodile Park all started from the enchantment of the owner, Mr. Philip Dizon, to Freshwater and Saltwater Crocodiles. It was not in his mind that this is a moneymaking business until he realized that crocodiles are raised in the United States of America not just for public viewing but for production of leather to be made into bags, belts and shoes as well.  It was in November 1995 when the government has given Mr. Philip Dizon the accreditation and permits to operate the 1st ever Davao Crocodile Park. 10 years later, on August 18, 2005, the world-class Davao Crocodile Park was opened with the help of the consultant Dr. Gilbert Buenviaje. The Davao Crocodile Park Inc. is owned and operated by a group of businessmen headed by Mr. Sonny Dizon, a resident of Davao City.

Accessories from crocodile


The 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.

Lovers in Crocodile park

Baby Tiger

Snake's show


Newly hatched peacock

The entrance fee of Davao Crocodile Park is only P150 for adults and P75 for children. In most times, they provide a complimentary ticket to Tribu K’Mindanawan, which showcases the different houses and culture of the whole of Mindanao, and Davao Butterfly House which domiciled thousands of Butterflies. There are regular afternoon shows except for Tuesdays and Thursdays starting from 4:30pm-5:45pm in most days. Shows such as Crocodile Feeding, Animal Petting, Educational Show, Pangil Encounter and Tightrope Walking can be enjoyed by both children “by age” and children “by heart”.

How to get there

Davao Crocodile Park is located in Davao Crocodile Park Complex in Diversion Road, Maa, Davao City. From the city center take a Buhangin Route Jeepney (P8 fare) and inform the driver to drop you in the “Habal-habal” (motorcycle for hire) area in the corner of the Diversion Road. A habal-habal can take you directly to the park for P20-P40 depending on how you negotiate with the driver.




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