Following the death of the Lolong, Davao Crocodile Park’s Pangil is now officially the largest crocodile in captivity in the Philippines. Lolong was recorded as the largest crocodile in the world, captured in 2011 near the Agusan Marsh. Pangil, a 19-foot saltwater crocodile is considered the “resident monster” of the park, with its feeding among the most anticipated shows every weekend.
Pangil is the oldest among the thousands of crocodiles residing the park. Davao Crocodile Park boasts of a world-class crocodile farming system that has gained the praise of both locals and foreign visitors. The park has an on-site breeding and nursing facility which provides yearlings and full-grown crocs to other farms in the Philippines including that in Palawan.
Davao Crocodile Park is a one-of-a-kind zoo where visitors can see a wide array of flora and fauna both endemic and obtained from foreign countries. Aside from the crocodiles, the park is home to ostriches, tigers, raptors, pythons, bearded dragons, orangutans and bear cats, among others. There’s a petting zoo and various animal shows are held throughout the week.
Owned by Philip Dizon, the Davao Crocodile Park opened in 2005 and has since played a major role in the city’s tourism industry. The park also caters to educational trips where schoolchildren develop appreciation and awareness of wildlife and their role in the preservation of the environment.
The park is located at the Riverfront Corporate City, a vast property along the banks of the Davao River. Among other attractions in the area are the Crocodile Football Field, Butterfly House, FarmVille, Tribu K’Mindanawan Cultural Village and Riverwalk Grill.
Davao Crocodile Park is also popular for the culinary offerings of the restaurants within its complex. Riverwalk Grill is known for its crocodile and ostrich-based dishes and unique dining on the water or along the riverbank. Tribu K’Mindanawan, on the other hand, offers excellent native delicacies and stellar entertainment via fire dancers.
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