Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo was founded in 1950 by Thailand's famous crocodile king, Utai Youngprapakorn. This crocodile farm ranks as one of the world's largest. It lies 30 kilometers south of Bangkok, housing a diverse range of more than 60,000 fresh and seawater crocodiles, including the largest ever held in captivity. Apart from the crocodile wrestling show that runs every hour, the visitors can also watch trained elephants, gibbons, lions and snakes, amongst other animals. At the Dinosaur Museum on-site, 13 species of life-size dinosaurs and skeletons are displayed, along with an audio/visual show presenting stories on extinct animals.
Daily shows feature catching crocodiles bare-handed. Shows take place every hour from 08.00a.m -05.00p.m, except at noon; additional shows at 12.00 and 05.00p.m on holidays. Feeding time is between 04.30p.m - 05.30p.m. Another star attraction for visitors is the elephant show of which performances are held daily every day from 09.30a.m -04.30p.m.
Private tours with private transportation can be arranged to the Crocodile Park and zoo with English, German, French, Italian or Spanish speaking guide (other languages available on request with surcharge). Seat-in-coach tours are normally available with English speaking guide only. Air-conditioned car/van/coach is available according to number of travelers to ensure a comfortable journey.
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