Attraction Jalan Datai 07000 Langkawi Kedah, Malaysia Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Langkawi Crocodile Farm is special ?
Langkawi Crocodile Farm houses one of the largest numbers of crocodile and alligator species gathered together in the world. Here, reptiles range from newborns to world record-holders, including Bujang Kawi, the oldest croc born without teeth: he weighs over 454kg (1,000lbs) and is over four metres long.
Also known as Taman Buaya Langkawi, the Langkawi Crocodile Farm is spread across 20 acres and situated near Datai Bay, just 32km north of Kuah. Nothing quite compares to an afternoon spent in the company of its more than 1,000 crocodiles: watching, feeding, and fearing these reptiles will make for an unforgettable day out and a trip here is practically a must.
What to explore at Langkawi Crocodile Farm?
The farm is nestled in lush greenery with mountains as the backdrop. Looks quite impressive from outside. You will see one of the largest collections of crocodiles in the farm, of different species and sizes numbering over 1000 and comprising of both crocodiles and alligators (it's not easy to differentiate between the two types unless you are knowledgeable in the subject).
While many crocs have been imported, lots are bred & reproduced in the farm. The entire farm is divided into several sections or concretized ponds. There are placards at each section giving information about the crocodiles in that section. Some of the ponds are quite small and looking at the number of crocs kept there, you may feel a bit sad and wish larger space was given.
Crocodile Farm Langkawi
Crocodile Farm Langkawi
Mating season is between December to January - males are more aggressive at these time fighting for the right to mate with females. Egg laying season is between February to August - female are more aggressive at these time protecting their eggs.
As you enter, the first section (i.e. the Periodical Pond) area is where you will find many baby and juvenile crocodiles. Here you will find most of them sleeping with their mouths open or just relaxing. The Species Pond is where both crocodiles and alligators are kept together. A placard here explains how to differentiate between the two.
The Bridge Pond is the largest of all and is the most interesting one. There is an wooden bridge with covered roof that goes over the middle of the pond. Lots of large crocs are kept in this pond. As you walk over the bridge, you can see the deadly creatures right below you and some of them even looking up at you. A staff will surely warn you not to lean too much over the railings and take risks.
How to get to Langkawi Crocodile Farm?
The Langkawi Crocodile Farm is located at Teluk Datai, approximately 30 km away from Kuah Town. For those staying in Pantai Kok and Pantai Cenang, use the Pantai Kok Road and head to the Teluk Yu Road. Turn left into the Teluk Datai Road and you will be able to see a crocodile signboard after the Natural History Tours. This place is easily accessible by car, you may opt to drive yourself or by taking a cab.
- A huge collection of crocodiles
- Different species and sizes
- Crocodile Stunt Shows
- Lush greenery with mountains
- Lots of information about the crocodiles
Jalan Datai 07000 Langkawi Kedah, Malaysia
Tips for you
I drove my hired proton wira from my hotel sea view hotel to the crocodile farm all by myself.I already knew the directions from the maps. however I was very cautious and slow in my driving to the farm because of two reasons.the first reason is that the farm is quite far from the city center and also the airport.it is located in the right side of a long road leading to datai beach in the far north west of the island. the second reason of my slow driving is that the narrow well paved rural road going to the farm is very beautiful and it could easily make you scary when you are driving alone with all these huge tall forest trees surrounding the road.I am basically nature lover and enjoyed the trip to the farm as much as the farm itself.the ticket is cheap.I was lucky enough to reach the farm at 11.00 AM which is just the right time to reach the farm for the show.first there was a show with the small crocodile the climax of which was lifting the little crocodile.after that the trainer and his assistant performed another show with the large crocodile the limax of which was that the assistant slept above the crocodile and then the head trainer put his hand in the mouth of the crocodile.then we went to another lake for crocodile feeding where we saw how could the hungry crocodile swallow a whole chicken in no time indeed.highly recommended show. visit date 26 march 2013
Food here is good and environment well maintained.