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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Palawan: Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (Crocodile Farm)

The Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) is an institute for the protection of wildlife that is found in Puerto Princesa City, the capital of the island province of Palawan in the Mimaropa region in the Philippines. Formerly known as the Crocodile Farming Institute, it features a crocodile farm, a veterinary care facility specializing in sick and injured crocodiles, and a mini-zoo that features various species endemic to Palawan. The Conservation Center is run by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau. It is open to the public from 1:30 to 5 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 12 noon, and from 1 to 5 pm on Saturdays. Visitors may watch the crocodiles’ feeding time every Monday and Thursday afternoon. (Source: wikipilipinas)

The Conservation Center is located in Barangay Irawan, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan and this is part of our city tour. Formerly known as the Crocodile Farm and Nature Park, it serves as the sanctuary of the Philippine Crocodile that is endemic to the country.  The Philippine Crocodile is currently included in the endangered species list and the conservation center is making ways to increase the number of the species.  Aside from crocodiles, the center takes care of other animals like ostriches and endemic to the island of Palawan like the bearcat.

An exhibit area that displays crocodile skin and huge crocodile skeleton encased in a glass chest.

Hatching room where newly born baby crocodiles are kept in a several basins.

The crocodiles that are more than five feet in length are kept outside in an open pond. Visitors may view them and take photographs.

They also have a small wildlife park at the back of the facility. Monkeys, birds, and other animals roam the zoo grounds freely. Some endangered endemic species can be seen here. The PWRCC also runs a souvenir shop on the premises, where they sell products made from crocodile skin and other gift item.

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