Thursday, December 08, 2005

All you need to know about ‘Bujang Senang' at Jong's Crocodile Farm

KUCHING (NST) - Crocodiles jumping 2.4m to grab a piece of meat or information on the killer croc 'Bujang Senang' are available at Jong's Crocodile Farm.

It is amazing watching these reptiles moving toward a ringing bell, indicating chow time.

Local and foreign visitors are regulars at one of the six adult crocodile-breeding ponds to watch the show, held twice a day at 11am and 3pm.

Feeding takes place in the large holding area for the full-grown crocodiles.

Workers bring 30kg of meat, chicken and heads and necks to the pond.

They throw the food in after the bell rings, making the reptiles scurry for their meals.

The privately-owned crocodile farm located 34km from Kuching on the Kuching-Serian road, has been in existence since 1963.

Spread over 2ha, it has over 1,000 crocodiles bred in captivity.

Since Jan 1, over 81,000 people have visited the farm.

Its owner, Johnson Jong Joon Soon, 52, has put in considerable effort to make their visits memorable.

Source: New Straits Times

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