Davao City| Davao Crocodile Farm
The Davao crocodile farm was known for their Crocodile shows. The last time I was here, there was this man walking in a roping acting to be falling while a hungry crocodile is waiting to devour him, at the bottom just in case he drops from his crazy stunts on the rope.
But there was no show when we came to visit. There were actually a lot of people, families in a reunion when we came. As a graduate of Biology majored in Zoology, it hurts actually to see this wildlife in captive. But even if you release them now to the wild, they will no longer survive on their own, because they were already used to be fed and interact with people. They may no longer have their wildlife instincts activated.
Just like this Eagle, patiently waiting for a human to take pictures of him. His the famous eagle in postcards and/or photo online. He patiently wait and strike that picture perfect pose every time a human holding a thing called camera, point and shoot.
This little bird right here is already used with people mimicking his voice.
Pangil, the biggest crocodile in captivity here in the Davao Crocodile Farm,is already used in it’s half filled pool and eating schedule.
And this adolescent crocodiles might be spending the rest of their lives in this controlled environment. They are still carnivorous and they might still be considered wild,but if released to the real wildlife community, they may not survived. Good thing if they’d still grow to adults, but some might end up in human’s tummy since they also offer crocodile meat dishes in their restaurant.
This tigers were imported from Thailand and the calves which are housed on the other side are already breed, born and raised in the Philippines.
This turkeys are walking freely in their big ground , humans were allowed to feed them in exchange of that once in a lifetime photo op with them.
This couple Urangutans looks happy and playful, although people are prohibited to feed them, sometimes there are those hard headed ones, that give them fruits and junkfood. So if you see them doing so? Reprimand them or tell the park attendants about it.
Yes there are pasalubong shops inside the farm and outside the farm. You can buy t’boli costumes and some weaved items there. Remember, authentic weaved native cloth or costumes are really sturdy, the soft and shiny ones are aesthetic only but they are still weaved patiently. So if you wish to buy one don’t haggle too much. It’s the art of weaving you are paying for. Most specially if it’s made in front of you.
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Entrance Fee: 200 for Adults; 100 for kids
***This trip was paid for by Apple One Properties, Inc. and the Philippine Real Estate Management Solutions, Inc.***