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Philippines Endangered Animals

Philippine Warty Pig

The Philippine Warty Pig, is one of four known pig species endemic to the Philippines.
The other three endemic species are the Visayan Warty Pig (S. cebifrons), Mindoro Warty Pig (S. oliveri) and the Palawan Bearded Pig (S. ahoenobarbus), also being rare members of the Suidae family.

 Philippine Warty Pigs have two pairs of warts, with a tuft of hair extending outwards from the warts closest to the jaw.

Philippine Spotted Dear

The Visayan Spotted Deer also known as the Philippine Spotted Deer, is a nocturnal and endangered species of deer located primarily in the rainforests of the Visayan islands of Panay and Negros though it once roamed other islands such as Cebu, Guimaras, Leyte, Masbate, and Samar. 

It is one of three endemic deer species in the Philippines, although it was not recognized as a separate species until 1983. An estimated 2,500 mature individuals survived worldwide as of 1996, according to the IUCN, although it is uncertain of how many of them still survive in the wild.


The Tamaraw or Mindoro Dwarf Buffalo is a small hoofed mammal belonging to the family Bovidae. 

It is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines and is the only endemic Philippine bovine. 

It is believed, however, to have once also thrived on the greater island of Luzon. 

The tamaraw was originally found all over Mindoro, from sea level up to the mountains (2000 meters above sea level), but because of human habitation, hunting, and logging, it is now restricted to only a few remote grassy plains and is now an endangered species.

Philippine Eagle

The Philippine Eagle, also known as the Great Philippine Eagle or Monkey-eating Eagle, is among the rarest, largest, and most powerful birds in the world. 

This bird of prey is endemic to forests in the Philippines, where it is the national bird. 

It has numerous local names, including Haribon, Haring Ibon (which means "Bird King") and banog. 

Killing this critically endangered species is punishable under Philippine law by twelve years in jail and heavy fines.

Philippine Crocodile

The Philippine crocodile is a crocodile found in the Philippines. 
It is also known as the Mindoro crocodile and the Philippine freshwater crocodile.

 In the Philippines, it is strictly prohibited to kill a crocodile, but its status is critically endangered from exploitation and unsustainable fishing methods, such as dynamite fishing. 

Conservation methods are being taken by the Dutch/Filipino Mabuwaya foundation, the Crocodile Conservation Society and the Zoological Institute of HerpaWorld in Mindoro.


The Philippine Tarsier known locally as the Maumag in Cebuano/Visayan and Mamag in Luzon, is an endangered species of tarsier endemic to the Philippines. 

It is found in the southeastern part of the archipelago, particularly in the islands of Bohol Island, Samar Island, Leyte Island and Mindanao.

 It is a member of the approximately 45 million year old family Tarsiidae, whose name is derived from its elongated "tarsus" or ankle bone.

Bare-Backed Fruit Bat

The Philippine bare-backed fruit bat lives on Negros Island and Cebu Island in the Philippines. 

Like other bare-backed fruit bats, its wings met along the midline of their bodies, making it a very agile flier. 

It roosted in caves, in areas where a little light penetrated the gloom.