Jong's Crocodile Farm and mini-zoo is located in Siburan, 29 km from Kuching, just off the Serian road. Set amidst the charming backdrop of tall tropical trees, lush vegetation and local fruit trees lies this unique farm with over a thousand crocodiles bred in captivity. The farm provides a perfect sanctuary for the reptiles, saving the species from extinction. There are huge and deep concrete ponds and natural breeding grounds for the crocodiles to mate and multiply. Visitors are able to gaze at the snapping jaws, cold menacing eyes, sharp pointed teeth and powerful lashing tails of the crocs within short distance yet safe because of the metal fence. Apart from crocodiles there are also numerous rare species of birds and animals found only in the Borneo Island. Visitors can have the enchanting experience of walking freely among the monkeys, leopard-cats, sunbears, bearcats, pheasants, civets, barking deers, sambar deers, turtles, fruit bats, monitor lizards, pythons and even hornbills. This privately-owned farm is the biggest in Malaysia and is situated about 30 Km south of Kuching. About 2,000 of these reptiles are bred here and well-kept behind enclosures. Around the farm, various wild animals from the surrounding forest are also caged for public viewing, namely; the rhinoceros honebill, peacock, the long-tailed macaque, python, samba Deer, bearded Wild Boar, sun bear and monitor lizard. Highlight of the visit is to witness the ferocity of this reptile during their twice daily feeding time.
There are two kinds of crocodile at the farm:
Saltwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus Porosus) The saltwater crocodiles are found mainly in blackish water or around river estuaries and mangrove swamps, but it can appear up stream of rivers or freshwater swamps. They are dangerous to man and livestock
and are more active than freshwater crocodiles.
Freshwater Malayan Gharial (Tomistoma) The Freshwater Malayan, commonly known as Tomistoma, is a rare species of freshwater crocodiles, found mainly inhabiting in island
swamps and river systems, they are not as dangerous as the Saltwater Crocodiles, but will attack if is forced to. But normally, Tomistoma feeds on fishes & very small vertebrates, such as lizards or animals.
Further you can see the
Arapaima. This is one of the largest tropical freshwater fish in the world, which its length can reach more than 2m. It is commonly highlighted as the "Giants" in ponds. The diet of the arapaima consists offish, crustaceans, and other small animals. Arapaima Feeding Demonstration: 11.30am & 3.30pm Daily The Arapaima Feeding Demonstration is located at the middle of the gigantic Fresh Water Pond, where the Arapaima and more than 15 other species of freshwater tropical fishes habitats. See face to face with the Giants in the ponds & experience nature. Visitors can also take a rest here in the gondola like stage after while watching the fishes feed. With the Arapaima swimming around in the pond & water lilies floating around, it might just bring you some relaxation through the natural zen.
Crocodile Feeding Demonstration
11.00am & 3.00pm Daily
You'll get the real Crocodile Feeding Experience at the daily feeding demonstrations, at one of the specific Saltwater Crocodile ponds. See the Crocodiles leap up into the air from the swamp, reaching feet high during their feedings.
You'll be as close as you ever want to be and might actually feel the mist of the splashes or the wind from their closing jaws, all in a completely safe manner.
Kindly refer to the staff to find out which Ponds they are feeding today & don't miss it!
The 'Crocodile Museum' located at the arriving hall. The Museum accrued not only the Skull of Bujang Senang, its also has the records for most of the men-eater crocodiles in the region. Unique photos of the men-eaters are one of the attraction in the Museum. Besides, visitors can also have a close-up for crocodile's eggs, crocodile's sculpture and it's nest.
Bujang Senang Souvenir Shop
"Bujang Senang Souvenir Shop" was named after the notoriety of the man-eating crocodile called Bujang Senang dated back to 1993 when it went on its killing rampage around the Sri Aman area. And now Jong's Crocodile farm has becomes its resting place. The souvenir shop sells a wide variety of crocodile related souvenirs, such as, crocodile soft toys. hats, pens, t-shirts and high quality and genuine crocodiles skin products, likes - Belts, Handbags, Purses, and Wallets in a competitive price.