At Crocolandia in Biasong, Talisay City, visitors can see endemic species like the Philippine sail-fin lizard, Palawan pheasant peacock, and Palawan squirrel, to name a few. Of particular interest is the Visayan warty pig, which is classified as a critically endangered animal by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). But the star of the show is Lapulapu, a 15-foot saltwater crocodile which is one of the largest crocodiles in captivity.
Founded in 2001, this mini zoo was once a turtle farm owned by a family of animal lovers. Aside from the mini-zoo, there is also a museum, playground, garden, fishpond, and café at Crocolandia. If you’d like to see more animals, you can also head to Cebu Safari and Adventure Park which is located at Carmen, Cebu.
While the beach is a popular summer destination, there are other places worth checking out for a memorable vacation in Cebu.
This article was originally published in Yoorekka on March 08, 2017.