Spending your weekend with your family and friends at Davao Crocodile Park is more fun and exciting!
And I will tell you three reasons why.
One - Davao Butterfly House.
This house domiciles a few number of butterfly species. I had the chance to interview one of the caretakers of this butterfly house. Kuya Toto is an Agriculturist and has been here for at least a year. They now have plans in the near future to increase the population and to introduce more butterfly species to make the butterfly house more attractive and colorful. Although there are some butterfly species that are plant specific, ergo the need of conducting more research studies about the plant-specific butterfly species.
|Beautiful butterfly! :3|
I also had the chance to visit the breeding area of the butterfly house. So cool and colorful!!!
|Caterpillar! You can actually hold it. This particular species is not itchy.|
Two - Animal show
Bagets and bagets-at-heart will definitely enjoy the interactive animal show of Davao Crocodile Park. Like Kuya Kim, the host of the interactive animal show gave a lot of interesting facts and information about crocodiles, eagles and other wildlife animals of the park. They even presented Carlo, the Crocodile Park's star-for-all-seasons! He's an Orangutan, by the way.
|Rawrrrrrrrrr - Pangil|
The more interesting part of the show was Pangil's. Pangil is a saltwater crocodile and he's almost 20 feet (his cousin, Lolong, is still longer) long. The host showed Pangil's snapping power, causing the murky water to splash all over the four corners of Pangil's pen. Some viewers even got wet right after Pangil showed his might! Lol!
And oh! While some of the animals were in high spirit, this parrot seemed lonely and low in energy.
|This parrot's imitating Pangil. LOL!|
Three - The Fire Dance
We decided to stay longer at Crocodile Park to witness the amazing fire show at Tribu K'Mindanawan. It showcased the different houses and culture of Mindanao.
|Reminds me a volcanic eruption|
|Moi and the pretty performer|
It was pretty amazing! The dance moves were aesthetically pleasing albeit dangerous. True enough, the performers showed their best and left the audience in awe.
Davao Crocodile Park is located in Davao Crocodile Park Complex in Diversion Road, Maa, Davao City.
How to get there:
From the city center take a Buhangin Route Jeepney (P7 fare) and inform the driver to drop you in the “Habal-habal” (motorcycle for hire) area in the corner of the Diversion Road. A habal-habal can take you directly to the park for P20-P40 depending on how good you are in haggling.
Sounds complicated and scary? Ride a cab instead. Teehee. :-P