Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm

Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 22:14      No comments

Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm is located in the town of Seluk Sengat, Kota Tinggi in the Johor region.

The Crocodile Farm is owned by the Ng family and the farm is considered to be the largest crocodile farm in the peninsular of Malaysia. The farm houses more than 1,000 crocodiles, including a toothless 130-year-old croc.

Upon entering the crocodile farm, the friendly staff shared with us the anatomy structure of crocodiles and some facts about them. Gave a slight safety brief and toured us around the farm.

We learnt that the crocs do cry genuinely, not "shredding crocodile tears", ironically enough, they're crocodiles. They shred tears when they are chocked on their food when trying to consume food that's too large for them. They cry also when their eggs were taken away from them or lost a fellow comrade in crocs fights.

The crocodile farm is also home for the handicapped crocodiles. Crocodiles that are blind, without a tail, lost a limb or two etc. The farm has crocodiles that are over a century old.

Lastly, we learnt about how nutritious their eggs are and the owner's story. How she made a promise to her dying dad in taking over the farm and continue the family's tradition. She washed the 81 pools of crocodile clean and almost odourless (compared to other farms) when none of the people she approached is willing to combat the crazy stretch. She then reformed the farm putting in place educational tours and opened the farm to tourists.

I would recommend strongly to visit the farm when you're in the area and try some crocodile delicacies.

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