Borneo : A day at Jong’s Crocodile Farm

Borneo, the 3rd largest island in the world, is home to many kinds of exotic wildlife. The Malaysian part of Borneo is divided into 3 states which are Sarawak, Sabah & Labuan. Jong Crocodile Farm & Zoo is one of the main attraction in Kuching, the state capital of Sarawak. This farm is situated about 30km off the city center. It displays the skull of ‘Bujang Senang’ the popular crocodile among Malaysians during the 90s because it attacks lots of humans.

I visited Jong Crocodile Farm in 2010 as part of my journey touring Kuching city with Lin, Shah, Jackpot, Po, KK and few others. We went there by Shah’s car as he’s from Kuching. The entrance fee was RM16 (about USD5). I was a bit disappointed at that time not because of the price but because only Sarawakian people enjoy a discount rate entrance fee at RM10. Why only Sarawakian? Not all Malaysian? Or maybe the same rate for all visitor? Alas, we decided to let Shah buy us the ticket using his identification card so we saved RM6 each.

Upon entering the farm, we walked through the gallery which displays a whole bunch of pictures and specimen of croc eggs, baby crocs and giant crocs. Also was on display was the skull of Bujang Senang.

We proceeded to the next area which was the breeding area where the crocs were put together for breeding purpose. However I felt that the area was too crowded for the crocs as some crocs are lying on top of each other.

Jong Crocodile farm is not only a crocodile farm but it is also like a mini zoo for animals such as honey bear, hawk, otter, tortoise and many others.

As we walked further, we saw one giant croc with the name Bujang Sudin. This guy is huge!

Further up, we passed by two large areas which was full by adult crocs. I don’t know how much crocs are in there, but it’s damn a lot! And they’re hungry!. As we were walking, one visitor spot a snake on the pathway. He immediately informed the keeper there and the guy just grab the snake using his hand. Then he throws the snake to feed the hungry crocs. In a few seconds, the snake was gone.

The climax at the park was the feeding session. The farm keeper hangs chicken on the cable to be used as bait. Crocs will jump up from the water to grab the chicken. It was said that the feeding session is twice a day. Here are some few shots that I took during the session.

Hopefully the farm management will improve the condition of the facilities and the crocs are given bigger pens to live in the future.

2 Responses so far.

  1. ladysue says:

    kampung halaman ku… memang betul.. tempat ni perlu improvement.. sekali jer penah sampai tempat ni. heheheh
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