Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

National Rd., Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
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Category:
Great Outdoors
Business Hours
Open: 1:30p - 5:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • 1:30p - 5:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 1:30p - 5:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 1:30p - 5:00p
  • Thursday
    • 1:30p - 5:00p
  • Friday
    • 1:30p - 5:00p
  • Saturday
    • 9:00a - 12:00p
    • 1:00p - 5:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Yanyan A.
4.0 Stars
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One of the must visit places in Puerto Princesa Palawan!

Entrance fee: Php 40.00

Photo op with crocs and snakes are free.
Other animals are free for viewing too.

The only downside is that there is only one tour guide per batch. If peak season, a guide may handle more than a hundred person per batch which makes him/her less effective in giving info with the visitors.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars

Our first stop for our City Tour in Puerto Princesa (Day 1). From Legend Palawan hotel to this place is approximately 15-20 mins. I got Kara Travel and Tours to handle all our trips in Puerto.

When we arrived our tour guide is the one who paid for the entrance fee and it's part of our package. 600 per pax for our city tour. She told us that she is not allowed inside and she's just giving us 20 minutes for that tour.

So while she was busy paying for our entrance fees, I immediately went to the souvenir shop near the area. I bought a cute crocodile stuff toy for 250 pesos and some keychain and ref magnet. It's a must every time I travel. Then we saw an Island Souvenirs and I'm a fan of it every time I travel local I used to buy items from them as even it was a bit pricey , the quality of shirts is good. Then I bought hubby his shirt and a mug , addition to my travel mug collection. We finished just in time for a quick souvenir shopping as we have a very limited time and our tour guide is calling us that we're going inside already. Glad we were able to have picture taking outside with a skillfully painted concrete sculpture of a croc128010

We went inside and guests are ushered at the welcome hall, before the briefing we were able to have picture taking with a croc mascot and of course with Rio! PWRCC guide gives the guests a briefing before the tour proper. I immediately notice a huge , long, fearsome skeleton of a crocodile and above it was an armored skin128010 I was shocked as this croc was 17 feet long128561128010

According to the guide , the skeleton and the skin on display belongs to Rio! A 67 years old salt water crocodile captured in Somewhere in Palawan. Rio was thought to have devoured a farmer. He was captured and given proper care in the facility. But the stress of captivity took its toll, and Rio died a couple of years later. Then we keep walking.

Dozens of young crocodiles are kept and taken care in a pen, be careful don't put your hand in the pen as even it was in younger age, they are still strong and aggressive .128010

After touring the breed pen we were led to a steel sky bridge in the middle of various pens. My aunt's knees was shaking and I told her to enjoy the crocodile adventure hehe. As she was freaking out ,I was having selfie with the croc, that's how adventurous am I 128513128010 These pens are house of big crocs! You will meet Mac-Mac when you visit there!

Along the way are aviaries that house indigenous Palawan birds and common birds in the Philippines.

The exciting part of this trip is the photo op with a real crocodile. We carry a big one. It's not my first time , I was able to handle a croc in a tourist attraction in Cavite, they have two live crocs here, smaller and big one and you can have picture taking with them with an official photographer.

Each of us have solo except for mom and my son and we even have group photo just like this photo posted here. Each photo is around 500 for big and smaller one is 250 or 280 pesos. I spent around 2t but the pictures is all worth it. Pang profile pic at cover photo din yan 9786128010

Suzette C try this 128077128010

It's thrilling crocodile experience

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Jen O.
4.0 Stars

Having a thoughful friend that allowed his driver to tour me around PPS (while waiting for my sister's delayed flight) and for our 1st stop, hello crocs! 128514128075

30mins drive from the hotel, we're in a hurry to catch up for the tour and luckily, save by the bell, we did 128588. Having that mixed emotions because i'm scared of reptiles but somehow excited 128547/128514. At the entrance, you'd see a skeleton crocs inside a closed glass followed by an area for the baby crocs. The tour guide advised us not to use cam flash and don't go too near from them because they might jump. Hella! Kuya driver took the photos since i saw some crocs jumping that i rather stay away from them hahaha.. Anyway, for the area of biggie crocs naman, You'd see medium to large sizes of crocodiles. Why Crocodiles opened their mouth? because they don't have sweat glands and it's their way of cooling down. Interesting fact from our tour guide.

After the tour, you can take a souvenir photo while holding a mid sized crocs. You can either use your phone to capture your unforgettable experience with the crocs for free or buy your photo from the shop. They also have a mini zoo/bird santuary. You're free to walk around after the tour.

Entrance is 40php and the tour guide was good enough to discuss everything about the crocodiles. 128077

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

Formerly known as the crocodile farm and nature park,  it serves as the sanctuary to the endangered Philippine Crocodile.  Located at the south of Puerto Princesa,  30 minute jeep or multicab ride.

A skeleton of a sea water crocodile encased in a glass will greet guests upon entry.  Looking at the remains reminds you how big and bad ass the crocodile is.  Apparently this was caught and killed some years ago after devouring a kid.  Yes,  devour is the apposite term.  Why do i hear the Jaws tme in my head.

Hatchling House.  This is where the magic happens,  the crocodile hatchlings are segregated from various levels of maturity - from eggs to a few months old.  The hatchlings are placed on white basins,  guest are advised not to make too much noise and not to extend any body part close to the basins as the sleeping beauties might snap. 

A separate space is dedicated for the old timers.  A concrete den is accessible via a steel walkway above.  You will see a couple of old timers  of different sizes - limited to three categories. 

Big
Huge
%&₱@# Huge

The center also cares for bearcats,  ostriches and the Philippine Cockatoo.  Guests can visit the dens/cages of the aforementioned animals.  I personally like the ostrich.  It's a bird,  it's a plane... No, it's a big ass giant bird.  128522

The center's advocacy is to increase the number of species and ensure that all the animals are well taken care of.  I hope the local government is continuously supporting the center,  we are all responsible for the extinction of some species,  inadvertently or not. 

"The most dangerous animal in a zoo is a man. "  Yann Martel

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Pauie P.
4.0 Stars

Crocs in the house!!! 128010128010128010
Big or small they have it all.

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Jazz J.
4.0 Stars

Of all the places included in the city trip, this is where I enjoyed the most. I was fascinated with the crocodiles. Seeing the smallest to the biggest made me cringe in fear and awe at the same time. I just hope in the future they'll control the number of people every tour. There are a lot of people during our turn that I wasn't able to hear what the tour guide was saying. There aren't a lot of signs containing trivias so hearing the tour guide is of big importance to me.

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April H.
4.0 Stars

I met one of our senators in Palawan of all places! I couldn't pass up the chance for a pic!128516128077

This place houses huge salt water crocs, medium sized fresh water crocs and baby crocs as well... The size of the bones in front is very impressive! The crocs are so massive! Being up close to these dangerous creatures renews my awe in nature every time... The place offers a tour every 30mins, letting a whole crop of visitors in with each wave... After the mini tour, you are allowed time to wander about on your own... The place, sadly, is not so well maintained... But I appreciate the effort at wildlife conservation and awareness as always...128516128077

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Drex O.
4.0 Stars

Formerly known as the Crocodile Farm, it houses the second largest crocodile in the country today--Mac-Mac (60 y.o.). 128010 Visitors are allowed to go inside every 30 minutes. Good thing we arrived just in time for their 11:30am batch. They also have an entrance fee of 40php.

They have an area specially for baby crocs and an area for the older ones. Warning though, the baby crocs can jump so we were told not to use camera flash or stand too near their cribs.128561128517

Aside from crocodiles, they have a small animal park as well, mostly different kinds of birds. Though not yet that developed, I can sense that they're doing what they can to save the animals and their home.128077

Ohh they have this small restaurant that serves crocodile sisig. And no, I did not try it. Haha128517

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Mikko F.
3.0 Stars

Two things you'll see here:
1⃣ Crocodiles
2⃣ Bearcat

There was a short tour regarding crocodile tales...

You take pictures with the crocodile and bearcats, but you need to pay some small amount. This is optional if you just wang but you can take picture of those animals. They have souvenir picture that would cost around 200 pesos. You can also visit the place they have a mini zoo inside.

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Lea A.
4.0 Stars

Enticing right!? Hahahaha! So yeah, we tried croc sisig from their cafeteria. Not bad at all. It's pretty good! Tastes like "normal" meat. It doesn't have that crispy element like some sisig in Manila, this one's just pure meat & on the spicy side. Swak sa kanin o beer! You may also buy this frozen to bring back home. Apparently croc meat is low-fat and high in protein. We were told the meat served here comes from a different place. The crocs from the reserve is purely for conservation.

I suggest you try the croc sisig first before going ahead with the tour. The scary sight of that creature might not make you tough enough to eat it.

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Carla M.
3.0 Stars

Another #flashbackFriday post 128540

It's kinda scary to go here!128517

Interesting though, there is a small resto here that sells crocodile sausage and crocodile sisig. 128010

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Lara M.
4.0 Stars

Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center or formerly known as Crocodile Farm is one of the to-go tourist spots in the city.

It has a small museum and inside that lies the skeleton and skin of a 60-year-old crocodile (2nd largest, next to lolong) and a sperm whale.

It also has a hatchling house for baby crocs up to 6years old and outside that are teens and senior ones. The guide said to us that "everything that moves, whether it's a thing or a person, in crocodile's eyes it is considered as their food!" Scaaary 128561

So there are also mini souvenir shops inside and picture taking with one baby crocodile if you want 128539 It costs 30php for 3 shots using your own cam and the photographer's. If you want to avail printed copies, I think it is 150php. 128522

There is also a bearcat inside where you can pose and take pictures with. 128522

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Rina Joy J.
4.0 Stars

Look I'm holding a crocodile! Note that behind that smile is my racing heartbeat. 128513128517

This place is really kid friendly. It's like a safe roller coaster ride. You'd have to be really careless of the young ones for an accident to happen. So bring them kiddies here for a fun educational trip! 128518 Plus their guide is really informative. I actually learned a few things from him.

I learned that crocodile skin is only worth money if it came from a youngling ages 2 to 3 years old. (Just like the baby I'm holding)

So that huge guy in the pic, they call him Makmak, has a worthless skin value coz he's 60 years old. But man is he big. He's about 16 meters long. 128514 He can eat me. 128557

After that is a free tour to their forest. They have a cute Hornbill bird (If i remember correctly) that even asks "Ano pangalan mo?" Nyahahaha.

Then there's cute croc stuff toys in the souvenir shop. They even have an adorable springy croc magnets that have tiny babies on top for 20 php. So worth it! I'm a magnet collector so yah haha. 128540

All in all great experience. Just that you really need to rent a ride/van/car to get here.

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Philip Omar A.
4.0 Stars

You get to see all crocodiles and other endagered species.. If your a lover of nature with animals then you'll love this place 128077

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Kristella D.
3.0 Stars

Also known as the Crocodile Farm/Park in Palawan. The hide and the skeleton of the second largest crocodile that ever lived is also on display here.

There are probably hundreds of crocodiles being bred in captivity in the center. There are large pens with bridges going over them, so you can literally walk over the crocodiles. It's a bit scary since the crocodiles are so near, and it feels like they can snap at you at any moment!

But besides crocodiles, many animals that are endemic to Palawan are also being taken care of here. The Palawan bearcat is one. You can have your picture taken with this furry creature at a price. There are also peacocks and other birds being bred in the center.

The visit to the center was quite educational and enjoyable. Just felt sorry for the animals for being locked up in captivity. Aww.

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Cat C.
4.0 Stars

If you like nature and animals, and would like to see the skin and skeleton of the crocodile second to lolong - the biggest crocodile found in the Philippines - go and visit this place. This is actually one of the tourist attractions in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

The place is also famous for their crocodile sisig, which we happened to try in another place (that's Ka Inato restaurant, just near KaLui) since we arrive late at the center. So my suggestion, visit the place as early as possible while the croc sisig supply is still available and 'the bearcats' still have energy to play with you, unlike in the picture shown.

The poor guy's too tired to even eat the food given to him. He just laid there, exhausted, with tongue protruding. If I could only baby him and bring him to a cool place, I'd be glad to do it.

This bearcat is just too cute to handle, don't you think so? (Sigh with so much love <3 <3 )

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Gabrielle R.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Oliver E.
3.0 Stars

Fun with crocs and bearcats :)

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