Langkawi Crocodile Farm- a journey into the world of crocodiles

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As soon as you enter the Langkawi Crocodile Farm, you will witness various ponds in which these terrifying creatures live. There is nothing to worry as the creatures are securely held within their caged surroundings. This Crocodile farm is massive with over 20 acres of land that holds more than 1000 species of reptile. In this vast area, the ponds are sectioned into different parts, and one such section is called the “feeding pond”. In here, visitors can observe how these terrifying creatures are fed, which is an impressive sight to behold as their razor-sharp teeth decimate the chucks of flesh. There is a separate pond named the “Species Pond” where various rare and common crocodile species are displayed. Featuring among these majestic creatures, is the impressive specimen known as Bujang Kawi, which is given much attention as he is the oldest crocodile in the facility and was born without teeth. The other pond is known as the “breeding pond” where crocodiles mate and nest.

It is in the “show pond” where all action happens. Visitors are able to witness the furious splashing and heart-stopping action only present at a real, live, and uncensored crocodile fight that is guaranteed to take your breath away when the trainer wrestles with one of these reptilian gargantuas. Audiences gasp and gawp in awe, at times even fearing for the safety of the crocodile trainer’s life! But there is nothing to worry as the crocodiles used in these are the most well disciplines creatures of the farm, and there is a secure bond established between them and their trainer.

Last but not least, the final pond is only for the bravest of brave souls, and this rather special enclave is known as the “Bridge over Pond”. If you are brave enough to get closer to these stunning reptilian creatures, you could cross the bridge over the pond to where they lie in wait. Are you ready to summon your inner crocodile hunter? Australian accent optional…

After a death-defying show (bring a change of shorts!), you can take a welcome breather in the souvenir store that offers a range of items for purchase to commemorate your time here. From stuffed baby crocodiles to replicas of crocodile teeth, you could purchase some unusual mementos to cherish this one-of-a-kind experience. The farm is open to the public from 9 am to 6 p.m.

Apart from all the action and adventure, you could also learn about crocodiles through the audio/visual presentations provided by the farm itself. So, if you are interested in exploring a tour into the world of these giants head over to the Langkawi Crocodile Farm and spend hours discovering the world of these ferocious yet magnificent reptiles.

Make the crocodile farm part of your travel itinerary when you’re visiting the vibrant isle of Langkawi. You could also consider staying at a luxury Langkawi beach resort for easy access to many of the island’s attractions. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is an excellent choice of a 5 star hotel in Langkawi that offers gracious accommodation and warm hospitality for an unforgettable stay.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry. Google+

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