Philippine Species


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Philippine Crocodile

Description The Philippine crocodile is one of the most endangered freshwater crocodiles. It is small with a relatively broad snout and thick bony plates on its back. Until recently, the Philippine crocodile was considered a subspecies of the very similar New Guinea crocodile (Crocodylus novaguineae). Biology Philippine crocodiles are thought to feed mainly on fish, invertebrates and small amphibians and reptiles but very little else is known about the natural history or ecology of wild populations. In captivity, females build mound-nests at the end of the dry season from leaf litter and......

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Visayan Warty Pig Wild Swine with a WILD Look

Visayan Warty Pig Wild Swine with a WILD Look

Why exhibit Visayan warty pigs?  Help save this species now! The express purpose of this captive breeding program is to act as a genetic insurance policy: hybridization with feral pigs is a major threat to wild populations. Present a spokes-species for island endemism, and tell the stories of habitat loss, human impacts on islands, and the bush meat trade. The Visayan warty pig is listed as #104 on the list of the most evolutionary...


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Tamaraw Habitat Assessment an Exploration of Inner Mindoro Island

Tamaraw Habitat Assessment an Exploration of Inner Mindoro Island

The Tamaraw, Bubalus mindorensis, is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. It is the largest mammal endemic to the Philippines and can only be found on the island of Mindoro. The main current threat to the Tamaraw is habitat loss due to farming by resettled and local people. Historically, this species was hunted for both subsistence and sport, which led to a period of drastic decline in numbers...


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Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua Haematuropygia)

Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua Haematuropygia)

Cacatoès des Philippines. Previously widespread in the Philippine islands, this cockatoo now numbers perhaps less than 1,000 and is reduced to only a few places. Its stronghold being the island of Palawan where the LPF supports the conservation programme run by the Katala Foundation. The supporter partnership includes Chester Zoo, CEPA and ZGAP. This beautiful, white cockatoo is found only in the Philippines. Covered in white plumage, but with bright red and yellow undertail,...


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Critically endangered: The Philippine Eagle - What Do We Know After a 100 years

Critically endangered: The Philippine Eagle – What Do We Know After a 100 years

The Philippine Eagle is a giant forest raptor endemic to the Philippines. It is considered to be one of the three largest and most powerful eagles in the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the world’s rarest and certainly among its most critically endangered vertebrate species. The Philippine eagle also known as the monkey-eating eagle is the world’s largest eagle, and one of the most threatened raptors. The male and female Philippine eagle...


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