I love animals.
Being in BS Biology just makes me more connected with my passion. Recently I had the great opportunity to be invited with some of the volunteers in Crocolandia to come to the Zoo/conservation Center. Thank you CNU Governor: Rommel.
Crocolandia is also a part of my childhood memory but I can’t really remember much of it. What I do know is that the place is a great place to be to discover new things about the animal kingdom.
I was amazed by the large number of collection Crocolandia had that time. I was however saddened by the information that these are actually confiscated animals or animals just brought there because the owners who bought them from poachers, can’t take care of them
Since the government can’t provide a proper conservation Center in Cebu, which is by the way one very divers island containing a number of endemic species which most Cebuannos are not aware of.
To get there you just have to take a 41D or 42D jeep from Citylink which will bring you all the way to Talisay overpass. Then from there you can take a tricycle to the Crocodile Farm.
Contact no. is: 273-1842 Just contact them for reservations or if you’re in a big group you can even get discounts for the entrance fees. Adults normally have a fee of 80php and then Children below 12 only have a 40php fee.
This place is great for school field trips so students can have a better understanding of Philippine Wildlife.
Crocolandia used to be just a crocodile farm with some reptiles such as Tortoises and Iguanas. However over the years the collection grew. There are now a wide variety of birds from too’s, hornbills, some species of hookbills, birds from Order Galliformes, and even an Ostrich.
My particular favorites were the Brahminy Kite, Owls, and the lone Cockatoo.
This would be a great place to be for family outings or just barkada spontaneous hang outs. Go fishing, check out the cool species and if you want, Be a volunteer!
Just email me in my contact page if you want to be a crocolandia volunteer.
Because we had the chance to be with the volunteers we were allowed to handle other species not usually allowed to be handled by regular visitors but I guess I’m saving it up for another tale next time