Palawan: Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

Located in Barangay Irawan in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the city.
Crocodile farm

Established by environmentalists due to their passion and driven force to save the natural beauty of Palawan, Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center is home to several endangered animals and other rescue animals.
Crocodile Farm

Giant Crocodile Palawan
Check out how big that crocodile is
Colorful crocodile skin
This crocodile had great tattoos on him 

Hatchling house, crocodile exhibit
Time to see baby crocs

baby crocodiles
hatchling crocodiles
Not kawai!
Baby might jump and bite your nose off, hence the safety net. Hahaha!

More than providing a safe haven for these animals, the conservation center also conducts researches on how to be able to save them from total extinction. It has a facility that serves as a breeding ground for these animals so that their population could grow back to a healthy number. 
Nature Park

The most famous part of the conservation center is its Crocodile Farm. Like what was said, it is a facility for breeding these animals. There is also an area where visitors could walk on a metal pathway above the crocodile enclosures giving them a nice bird's eye view of the creatures below them.
Big crocs
Check out those big crocodiles

Fun Crocodile farm

Other animals found in Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center:
Palawan Bearcat
Palawan bearcat

Palawan Eagle
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation center
Have a photo with this snake

Another part of the conservation center is the Mini-Zoo. It is a hit among kids and animal lovers alike. It features several animals and birds like the civet cat, hornbill, mynah, porcupine and others. It also features a variety of plant life that gives the mini-zoo a forest-like atmosphere. Sadly, on our visit, it was the height of the El Nino and it is very obvious that the plants are dried up and the animals are sluggish (probably conserving energy) hence I was not able to appreciate the mini-zoo.

Souvenir photos
Smile Mr. Crocodile

What I enjoyed however, is the photoshoot with the small crocodile in the souvenir center. Feeling its cold scales makes me appreciate more the reality of its existence. Lucky for me and my wife, we didn't feel its bite because its mouth was sealed shut.
Measuring Rio
Measuring Rio

Overall, if you're planning to visit the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, prepare to shell out P40 (subject to change) for the registration and P200 for the printing of your souvenir photo with the small crocodile. Lastly, don't forget to take a photo of the preserved skin of Rio found near the main entrance of the building.  Rio is a 17-foot crocodile who was said to be at least 67 years old when it died. Rio was know for devouring a man before he was caught. Sadly, Rio died a few years after and his skin and bones are now displayed in the conservation center.

Getting there:

This place is quite far from the usual routes of tricycles in Puerto Princesa City. In order for one to reach it, he/she should rent a tricycle at barangay Irawan where the center is located. For large groups, they can hire a jeepney instead. 

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