Location: Jalan Bunga Raya II, Asam Kumbang, Medan Selayang, Medan City, North Sumatra 20128
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HTM: Rp. 6,000 per person
Open and close: 08.00-17.00
For animal lovers, especially reptiles, just come to the Asam Kumbang Crocodile Farm. Obje is the largest reptile park not only in Medan but in Indonesia.
This breeding park is perfect as a family tour to invite the children to participate. There are thousands of crocodiles in this park.
The breeding address for tamarind beetle crocodile is on Jl. Bunga Raya 2 No. 54 Sunggal, Ex. Asam Kumbang, Kec. Medan Selayang, Medan City, North Sumatra. For map info, please click ‘map’ above.
Here you can find around 3000 crocodiles from the smallest to the largest size. The breeding park has historically been established since 1959 on land with an area of up to 2 hectares. Its founder is Lo Than Mok.
In captivity, tamarind beetle crocodiles have produced thousands of crocodiles that are ready to reproduce. The food consumed by reptiles here reaches 1 tonne of meat or even more every day.
Asam Kumbang Crocodile Breeding Park is also one of the icons of the city of Medan. For tourists who happen to be in the capital of North Sumatra, it’s a shame if they don’t visit spot the.
Not only seeing thousands of crocodiles, mostly estuarine crocodiles, visitors can also enjoy a mini zoo.
The mini zoo in the park area is filled with animals such as pythons, cobras, monkeys, turtles and turtles.
In addition, there are hundreds of white storks that fly freely over the large pool area in captivity. Even though there has been tight security from the captive management it would be better if the visitors were always vigilant.
It seems that the crocodiles are calm and even sleep but can at any time go berserk and pounce on anyone who disturbs them.
This place grew quite rapidly from the 1960’s, so it was decided to become a tourist attraction that was open to the public.
Besides being amazed to see the thousands of crocodiles of various types, ages and sizes that are located in captivity, you will be amazed by the beauty of the park and its cleanliness.
To step down each spot In the largest crocodile breeding park in Indonesia, it takes one hour and around 75 minutes, including at the mini zoo.
There is a crocodile which is quite tame here, so if you are lucky you can pose with it and of course you have to be accompanied by a handler.
The monkeys in this zoo are also very smart and tame. Suggestions for those of you who want to come here should use a hat or umbrella during the summer because the sun is quite strong.
In addition, bring along a face mask for those of you who are sensitive to odors, because the smell is quite strong here.
For those who do not have a problem with heat or smell, just bring money and a fit body so you don’t get tired quickly while exploring the Asam Kumbang Crocodile Breeding Park in Medan.
Price of admission
The ticket price for entering the tamarind beetle crocodile breeding park in Medan is Rp. 6000 per person. The entry fee is quite cheap, right?
The place to buy tickets is in a small shop, not like a ticket counter in general. The park rangers usually feed the thousands of hungry crocodiles at 5 in the afternoon.
When you enter through the side door, you will be immediately presented with a view of the crocodile shelter in each tub.
There are about 10 crocodiles per tub. This placement is based on the age of each crocodile. At first glance they look like immovable statues.
They are silent, calm, mouths gaping even their eyes do not move the slightest. However, remember not to try to approach him or throw anything, be it food or anything.
Those who are initially silent can suddenly become fierce and grab at once.
In this breeding park there are CCTV cameras in the corners of the park. All activities, not only crocodiles but also visitors, are under the supervision of officers.
There used to be a crocodile whose age reached 78 years. However, now the average crocodile in captivity has reached 42 years.
In the captivity there is a favorite location for visitors to take pictures with a stumped crocodile in the background.
This crocodile is an ordinary crocodile but has no tail and does attractions. To enjoy this attractive treat, visitors must buy a chicken or duck for Rp. 35,000.
By the officer or the crocodile handler, the chicken or duck will be thrown alive into the mossy green swamp pool.
Immediately, the crocodile, which did not move, was immediately violent, swimming super fast to pounce on its prey.
If on land crocodiles are not very fast walking, but it is different if in water or ponds they become great swimmers, especially to pounce on prey.
Crocodiles are indeed classified as wild predators that will not easily release their prey.
Captive breeding in Indonesia
It turns out that not only in Medan there are crocodile breeding sites, but there are several cities in Indonesia that have similar parks including the Tanjung Pasir Crocodile Park, Tangerang.
Crocodile collection reaches 500 tails, even from the smallest size just hatched to the oldest around 40 years. Now very few have reached their 70s.
In this park, crocodiles when not soaking in a pool to cool off, they sunbathe on the edge of the pool.
Visitors who come can observe hundreds of crocodiles on the edge of the cage without worrying about overheating because there is a roof above it.
There is also a Teritip Crocodile Farm located at Jalan Mulawarman No. 66, Teritip Village, East Balikpapan District.
Spot This is a crocodile breeding park as well as a tourist spot with a land area of 3 hectares. The number of collections is around 1700 tails.
There are several types of crocodiles that are bred in the Balikpapan Teritip Crocodile Farm, namely swamp, fresh and supit crocodiles.
Crocodile Supit is a protected animal due to its dwindling population. It is feared that if this continues, its existence will become extinct.
Here, the crocodiles will also be processed. The point is the process of taking the skin or processing the meat, fat and bile.
Almost all parts of the crocodile’s body will be processed, but only the estuary type. The skins will be processed into products fashion such as purses, bags, shoes etc.