Crocodile Adventureland is located on the way to Teluk Datai Bay, about 32 km to the north of Kuah. It is 20 acres wide and registered with the Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species. Known locally as Taman Buwaya Langkawi, Crocodile Adventureland is just one of the many attractions in the island of Langkawi, as though the island’s beaches, mountains and weather aren’t enough to attract tourists from all over the world.
Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands located in the Andaman Sea and Malacca Strait, off the western coast of mainland Malaysia, almost within the borders of Thailand. Only two islands are inhabited, Langkawi Island and Pulau Tuba. The smallest islands are the size of a house. The surrounding large masses of land shield Langkawi from major storms and typhoons, which why the archipelago is a perfect summer destination for its year-long warm weather and amazing beaches and natural resources. The archipelago’s official name is Langkawi Permata Kedah or “Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah”.
Crocodiles are always an amazing attraction to children. Kids can’t get over seeing real dinosaurs, alive and moving about. Adults get their kick too as they watch how the reptiles behave and are fed in their natural habitat. This is why the Crocodile Adventureland in Langkawi is a hit among young and adult guests.
Adventureland sanctuary is home to about a thousand crocodiles that are especially bred and cared for. There are also a few alligators in the mix, and some other animals such as deer, snakes, and monitor lizards. The crocodiles are fed every hour in public view. The most popular creature here is Bujang Kawi, the oldest crocodile in the farm who now weighs more than 454 kg. Bujang Kawi was born without teeth, which is why trainers are not afraid to play with him. The theme park is open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and the highlight of the day is the crocodile show that starts at 11:15 AM to 2:45 PM. The “man versus reptile” crocodile show, a boxing match between human and reptile, never ceases to amaze spectators, especially when the trainer gingerly attempts to kiss a crocodile. Another hit with the children is a rickshaw ride drawn by a crocodile.
The following facilities are what await guests: a Baby Crocodile Pond, Breeding Pond where the reptiles mate and nest, Feeding Pond, Species Pond, Jumping Pond, Show Pond, and Bridge-Over Pond where guests can get a closer view of the different species of crocodiles. The farm is home to the largest species and a few rare species of the reptile.
While the farm is a leading attraction in the island, it has its own downside. Some crocodiles are said to be specifically bred for their skin and meat, something that animal conservationists would definitely frown at. Nonetheless, the reptiles and animals in Crocodile Adventureland are fed and cared for well. Such talks should not stop anyone from visiting this amazing park.
Park admission for adults is RM 8,00 and children below 12 years old, RM 6,00, or RM 15,00 for adults and RM 10,00 for children when including camera fees. As guests leave Crocodile Adventureland, guests are also treated to a unique souvenir: a real crocodile tooth.