Thursday, August 14, 2008

Davao Crocodile Park, Paradise Island

Here's more of Davao.


Davao Crocodile Park is located inside Riverfront Corporate City. It opens from 8:00am daily. Nice time to be there is in the afternoon when they feed the crocs.

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Justin with mom Helen. A baby croc in his hands and Crocs on his feet. I thought crocodile skin is hard and rough but actually it's not. Croc skin feels like expensive leather bag, belt or wallet - soft and smooth.

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This snake's skin is not as good for wallets or belts.

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The largest resident crocodile in Davao Crocodile Park is Pangil. I wonder if adult crocodile skin is just as good for wallets and belts. Hmmm.

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This is what's left of Boktot, a 14-foot male crocodile that died in 2005 at the age of 45.

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Ahoy there!

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Close encounters. Booo!

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Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort is located in Samal Island's closest point to Davao City where the Gulf of Davao spans less than 2 kilometers shore to shore. Samal Island is also where Pearl Farm is (further south of where Paradise Island is located).

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A quick ten munite boat ride from Davao City and you are already in Paradise Island Beach Resort.

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There are many small single-clawed crabs near the port going to Samal Island. Locally called "kalamangi". Puro kaliwete sila hehe.

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The beaches in Samal Island have fine white sands.

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Hannah as Big Foot.

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Hannah as the little mermaid Dyesebel.

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Even in Davao International Airport you can get a glimpse of Kublai Millan's work of art - The Durian.

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Going back to Manila. Bye!

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Visit Davao next week for the Kadayawan Festival!

1 comment:

backpacking philippines said...

nice. been to davao twice but never got to fully explore the place. hope to schedule a trip there.

will put you in my blogroll at backpacking philippines